2010 Florida Statutes
Fraud reports; civil immunity; criminal penalties.
Fraud reports; civil immunity; criminal penalties.—
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud of the Division of Insurance Fraud of the department shall establish a toll-free telephone number to receive reports of workers’ compensation fraud committed by an employee, employer, insurance provider, physician, attorney, or other person.
Any person who reports workers’ compensation fraud to the Division of Insurance Fraud under subsection (1) is immune from civil liability for doing so, and the person or entity alleged to have committed the fraud may not retaliate against him or her for providing such report, unless the person making the report knows it to be false.
s. 13, ch. 93-415; s. 106, ch. 97-103; s. 474, ch. 2003-261; s. 12, ch. 2003-412.