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2011 Florida Statutes

SECTION 446
Cease and desist and penalty orders.
F.S. 641.446
641.446 Cease and desist and penalty orders.After the hearing provided in s. 641.445, the office shall enter a final order in accordance with s. 120.569. If it is determined that the person, entity, or prepaid health clinic charged has engaged in an unfair or deceptive act or practice or the unlawful operation of a prepaid health clinic, the office also shall 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 prepaid health clinic. Furthermore, the office may, at its discretion, order any one or more of the following:
(1) The suspension or revocation of the certificate of authority of the prepaid health clinic if it knew, or reasonably should have known, that 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 prepaid health clinic without a certificate of authority, an administrative penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each prepaid health clinic contract offered or effectuated.
History.ss. 10, 11, ch. 84-313; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 288, ch. 96-410; s. 1616, ch. 2003-261.