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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 3909
Cease and desist and penalty orders.
F.S. 641.3909
641.3909 Cease and desist and penalty orders.After the hearing provided in s. 641.3907, the department or office shall enter a final order in accordance with s. 120.569. If it is determined that the person, entity, or health maintenance organization charged has engaged in an unfair or deceptive act or practice or the unlawful operation of a health maintenance organization without a subsisting certificate of authority, the department or office shall also issue an order requiring the violator to cease and desist from engaging in such method of competition, act, or practice or unlawful operation of a health maintenance organization. Further, if the act or practice constitutes a violation of s. 641.3155, s. 641.3901, or s. 641.3903, the department or office may, at its discretion, order any one or more of the following:
(1) Suspension or revocation of the health maintenance organization’s certificate of authority if it knew, or reasonably should have known, it was in violation of this part.
(2) If it is determined that the person or entity charged has engaged in the business of operating a health maintenance organization without a certificate of authority, an administrative penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each health maintenance contract offered or effectuated.
History.ss. 39, 47, ch. 85-177; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 286, ch. 96-410; s. 6, ch. 2000-252; s. 1594, ch. 2003-261.