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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 641
HEALTH CARE SERVICE PROGRAMS
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F.S. 641.37
641.37 Prohibited activities; penalties.
(1) Any person or entity which knowingly renews, issues, or delivers any health maintenance contract without first obtaining and thereafter maintaining a certificate of authority is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (1), any person, entity, or health maintenance organization which knowingly violates the provisions of this part is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) Any agent or representative, examining physician, applicant, or other person who knowingly makes any false and fraudulent statements or representation in, or with reference to, any application or negotiation for health maintenance organization coverage is, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(4) Any agent, representative, collector, or other person who, while acting on behalf of a health maintenance organization, receives or collects its funds or premium payments and fails to satisfactorily account for or turn over, when required, all such funds or payments is, in addition to the other penalties provided for by law, guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(5) Any person who, without authority granted by a health maintenance organization, collects or secures cash advances, premium payments, or other funds owing to the health maintenance organization or otherwise conducts the business of a health maintenance organization without its authority is, in addition to the other penalties provided for by law, guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.s. 21, ch. 72-264; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 801, 804, 809(1st), ch. 82-243; s. 34, ch. 85-177; s. 52, ch. 87-226; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 164, ch. 91-224; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 26, ch. 96-199; s. 70, ch. 2002-206.