The answer is No. The First District Court of Appeal recently issued an Opinion in Boley Centers, Inc./Comp. Options v. William Vines, Case No. 1D14-5869 (November 16, 2015). The First District Court of Appeal held that the JCC erred when he ordered the E/C to pay the providers and any third party payers for all psychiatric bills because the JCC has no jurisdiction to award payment to the emergency medical providers or to award reimbursement to any third party payer for services. The Court concluded that the JCC could only determine that the care was for a compensable injury, was medically necessary and was not the claimant’s responsibility.
The decision is not final until the 15 days for Motion for Rehearing expire.