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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title IV
Executive Branch
Chapter 20
Organizational Structure
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Section 20.13, Florida Statutes 2001

20.13  Department of Insurance.--There is created a Department of Insurance.

(1)  The head of the Department of Insurance is the Treasurer who shall hereafter be named the "Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer."

(2)  The following divisions of the Department of Insurance are established:

(a)  Division of Insurer Services.

(b)  Division of Insurance Consumer Services.

(c)  Division of Agents and Agencies Services.

(d)  Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation.

(e)  Division of Risk Management.

(f)  Division of State Fire Marshal.

(g)  Division of Insurance Fraud.

(h)  Division of Administration.

(i)  Division of Treasury.

(j)  Division of Legal Services.

(3)(a)  The department shall have an assistant insurance commissioner and treasurer, three deputies, and a general counsel. A deputy may also serve as general counsel.

(b)  The Division of Insurer Services shall have at least two deputy directors. All other divisions shall have a director and may have an assistant director. The department may change the name of any division, by rule, if the name reflects the respective subject area of the division.

(4)  The Division of Insurance Fraud shall enforce the provisions of s. 626.989. The division shall establish a Bureau of Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud for the sole purpose of enforcing the provisions of chapter 440 which, if violated, would result in the commission of fraudulent insurance acts.

(5)  A Bureau of Financial and Support Services is created within the Division of Administration.

(6)(a)  The Division of Treasury, in addition to other matters that may be assigned to or located within said division, shall administer the Government Employees Deferred Compensation Plan established under s. 112.215 for state employees.

(b)  To carry out the purposes of paragraph (a), a Section of Government Employee Deferred Compensation is created within the Division of Treasury.

History.--s. 13, ch. 69-106; ss. 1, 2, ch. 72-173; s. 2, ch. 75-151; s. 8, ch. 76-266; ss. 1, 3, ch. 77-107; s. 1, ch. 78-258; s. 1, ch. 79-361; s. 38, ch. 83-38; s. 1, ch. 83-288; s. 15, ch. 88-185; s. 1, ch. 89-258; s. 2, ch. 90-201; s. 1, ch. 91-1; s. 6, ch. 93-142; s. 1, ch. 93-193; s. 6, ch. 93-248; s. 3, ch. 94-166; s. 30, ch. 95-145; s. 1, ch. 97-79.

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