Fla. Stat. 110.120
Workers' Benefits: State Employee Volunteer Leave
An employee of Florida, who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross, is entitled to leave with regular pay to participate in disaster relief operations within the state upon request of American Red Cross and approval of the employee's agency. Approval of the Governor and Cabinet is required to receive leave for disaster relief outside of Florida. During leave, the employee will not be considered a state employee for the purposes of workers' compensation. This is limited to 15 days in a 12 month period either consecutively or nonconsecutively .
Administrative leave for disaster service volunteers
(1) Short title. — This section shall be known and may be cited as the “Florida Disaster Volunteer Leave Act.” (2) Definitions. — As used in this section, the following terms shall apply: (a) “State agency” means any official, officer, commission, board, authority, council, committee, or department of the executive branch of state government. (b) “Disaster” includes disasters designated at level II and above in the American National Red Cross regulations and procedures. (3) Leave of absence. — An employee of a state agency who is a certified disaster service volunteer of the American Red Cross may be granted a leave of absence with pay for not more than 15 working days in any 12-month period to participate in specialized disaster relief services for the American Red Cross. Such leave of absence may be granted upon the request of the American Red Cross and upon the approval of the employee’s employing agency. An employee granted leave under this section shall not be deemed to be an employee of the state for purposes of workers’ compensation. Leave under this act may be granted only for services related to a disaster occurring within the boundaries of the State of Florida, except that, with the approval of the Governor and Cabinet, leave may be granted for services in response to a disaster occurring within the boundaries of the United States.