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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 636.205
636.205 Issuance of license; denial.
(1) Following receipt of an application filed pursuant to s. 636.204, the office shall review the application and notify the applicant of any deficiencies contained therein. The office shall issue a license to an applicant who has filed a completed application pursuant to s. 636.204 upon payment of the fees specified in s. 636.204 and upon the office being satisfied that the following conditions are met:
(a) The requirements of s. 636.204 have been fulfilled.
(b) The entity has the required minimum capital requirements.
(c) The ownership, control, and management of the entity are competent and trustworthy and possess managerial experience that would make the proposed operation beneficial to the subscribers. The office shall not grant or continue to grant authority to transact the business of a discount medical plan organization in this state at any time during which the office has good reason to believe that the ownership, control, or management of the organization includes any person whose business operations are or have been marked by business practices or conduct that is detrimental to the public, stockholders, investors, or creditors.
(d) The discount medical plan organization has a complaint procedure that will facilitate the resolution of subscriber grievances and that includes both formal and informal steps available within the organization.
(e) Any deficiencies identified by the office have been corrected.
(f) All requirements of this part have been met.
(2) If the application for a license is denied, the office shall notify the applicant and shall specify the reasons for denial in the notice.
History.s. 3, ch. 2005-232.