No person, including an HMO, agent, or affiliate of an HMO shall make, publish, disseminate, circulate, or place before the public, or cause, directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated, circulated, or placed before the public, in any newspaper, magazine, or other publication, or in the form of a notice, circular, pamphlet, letter, or poster, or over any radio station or television station, or in any other way, any advertisement, announcement, or statement which uses the existence of the Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan of this state for the purpose of solicitation of subscribers in health maintenance organizations; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan.

ss. 1, 23, ch. 88-388; ss. 187, 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, c