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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 305
Language used in contracts and advertisements translations.
F.S. 641.305
641.305 Language used in contracts and advertisements; translations.
(1)(a) All health maintenance contracts or forms shall be printed in English.
(b) If the negotiations by a health maintenance organization with a member leading up to the effectuation of a health maintenance contract are conducted in a language other than English, the health maintenance organization shall supply to the member a written translation of the contract, which translation accurately reflects the substance of the contract and is in the language used to negotiate the contract. The written translation shall be affixed to and shall become a part of the contract or form. Any such translation shall be furnished to the office as part of the filing of the health maintenance contract form. No translation of a health maintenance contract form shall be approved by the department unless the translation accurately reflects the substance of the health maintenance contract form in translation.
(2) The text of all advertisements by a health maintenance organization, if printed or broadcast in a language other than English, also shall be available in English and shall be furnished to the office upon request. As used in this subsection, the term “advertisement” means any advertisement, circular, pamphlet, brochure, or other printed material disclosing or disseminating advertising material or information by a health maintenance organization to prospective or existing subscribers and includes any radio or television transmittal of an advertisement or information.
History.ss. 22, 47, ch. 85-177; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1577, ch. 2003-261.