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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 645
Denial of health insurance claims restricted.
F.S. 627.645
627.645 Denial of health insurance claims restricted.
(1) No claim for payment under a health insurance policy or self-insured program of health benefits for treatment, care, or services in a licensed hospital which is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals, the American Osteopathic Association, or the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities shall be denied because such hospital lacks major surgical facilities and is primarily of a rehabilitative nature, if such rehabilitation is specifically for treatment of physical disability.
(2) No claim for payment under a health insurance policy for medical care or treatment of a child in a licensed hospital which is nonprofit; which primarily provides diagnosis, treatment, or care for patients whose physical functions or movements are impaired by accident, disease, or congenital deformity; and which accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or affiliation shall be denied because the hospital does not have facilities for major surgery or because the treatment and care are primarily of a charitable nature.
History.s. 1, ch. 77-32; s. 12, ch. 78-106; ss. 1, 3, ch. 80-33; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 494, 497, 809(2nd), ch. 82-243; s. 79, ch. 82-386; s. 114, ch. 92-318.
Note.Former s. 391.11.