TALLAHASSEE -- A Tallahassee judge has temporarily banned part of a massive auto insurance overhaul passed by the Legislature in an attempt to drive down personal injury protection rates.
Circuit Court Judge
issued the ban on a part of the law that banned any payments to massage therapists, acupuncturists or chiropractors as well as the requirement that an emergency medical condition exist for the full $10,000 PIP coverage.
The Office of Insurance Regulation said it intends to file an appeal by the end of the week.
, R-Stuart, the Senate architect of the plan, said that the Senate still needed to review the opinion, but noted that it may be time to rid the state of the entire no-fault auto insurance policy.
Senate Banking and Insurance Chairman
floated that idea a few months ago, but it has not been discussed since. Negron said this ruling may bring back that debate.