(1) The administrative law judge shall have full authority to enforce her or his awards and to protect herself or himself from any deception or lack of cooperation in reaching her or his determination as to any award. Such authority shall include the power to petition the circuit court for an order of contempt.
(2) A party may, if the circumstances so warrant, petition the circuit court for enforcement of a final award by the administrative law judge.
History.–s. 71, ch. 88-1; s. 24, ch. 91-46; s. 5, ch. 94-106; s. 315, ch. 96-410; s. 1806, ch. 97-102.
Disclaimer: This is a recent version of this law. The legislature does not amend the various sections of the NICA laws very often, but you should not rely on this version without reviewing your possible NICA claim with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, and making sure you are using the appropriate version of the law for your particular case.