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2015 Florida Statutes

SECTION 095
Advertisements; requirements; penalties.
F.S. 651.095
651.095 Advertisements; requirements; penalties.
(1) Upon application for a provisional certificate of authority, the office shall require the applicant to submit for approval all advertising. Approval of the application constitutes approval of the advertising, unless the office has otherwise notified the applicant. The office shall disapprove any document which is a violation of any provision of part IX of chapter 626.
(2) After an application has been approved, a provider is not required to submit new advertising to the office for approval; however, a provider may not use, and may not have published, and a person may not use or may not have published, any advertisement which is a violation of any provision of part IX of chapter 626 or which has previously been disapproved by the office.
(3) This chapter does not impose liability, civil or criminal, upon a person or publisher who is regularly engaged in the business of publishing a bona fide newspaper or operating a radio or television station and who, acting solely in her or his official capacity, publishes an advertisement in good faith and without knowledge that the advertisement or publication constitutes a violation of this chapter.
(4) It is unlawful for any person, other than a provider licensed pursuant to this chapter, to advertise or market to the general public any product similar to continuing care through the use of such terms as “life care,” “continuing care,” or “guaranteed care for life,” or similar terms, words, or phrases.
(5) The provisions of this section shall control over any conflicting provisions contained in part II of chapter 400 or in part I of chapter 429.
History.s. 1, ch. 77-323; s. 253, ch. 79-400; ss. 13, 25, ch. 81-292; s. 2, ch. 81-318; s. 3, ch. 83-265; ss. 16, 31, 33, 35, ch. 83-328; s. 6, ch. 86-209; s. 56, ch. 87-226; s. 6, ch. 89-363; s. 5, ch. 92-56; s. 12, ch. 93-22; s. 514, ch. 97-102; s. 16, ch. 97-229; s. 11, ch. 2001-64; s. 1683, ch. 2003-261; s. 103, ch. 2006-197.