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Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 641
HEALTH CARE SERVICE PROGRAMS
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F.S. 641.408
641.408 Use of certain words prohibited in the name of a prepaid health clinic.
(1) No person issued a certificate of authority as a prepaid health clinic, other than a licensed insurer, insofar as its name is concerned, shall use in its name, contracts, or literature any of the words “health maintenance organization,” “HMO,” “insurance,” “casualty,” “surety,” or “mutual”; any other word descriptive of the health maintenance organization, insurance, casualty, or surety business; or any other word deceptively similar to the name or description of a health maintenance organization, insurance corporation, or surety corporation doing business in this state.
(2) A person that has not been issued a certificate of authority under the provisions of this part shall not use in its name, logo, contracts, or literature the phrase “prepaid health clinic” or the initials “PHC”; nor imply, directly or indirectly, that it is a prepaid health clinic; nor hold itself out to be a prepaid health clinic.
History.ss. 10, 11, ch. 84-313; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429.