Terms Used In Florida Statutes 440.106

  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 440.02
  • carrier: as used in this chapter , means an insurer as defined in this subsection. See Florida Statutes 440.02
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services; the term does not include the Financial Services Commission or any office of the commission. See Florida Statutes 440.02
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Individual self-insurer: means any employer who has secured payment of compensation pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 440.02
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Office of Insurance Regulation: means the Office of Insurance Regulation of the Financial Services Commission. See Florida Statutes 440.02
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Self-insurer: means :
    (a) Any employer who has secured payment of compensation pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 440.02

(1) Whenever any circuit or special grievance committee acting under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court finds probable cause to believe that an attorney has violated s. 440.105, such committee may forward to the appropriate state attorney a copy of the findings of probable cause and a copy of the report being filed in the matter.
(2) Whenever a physician, osteopathic physician, chiropractic physician, podiatric physician, or other practitioner is determined to have violated s. 440.105, the Board of Medicine as set forth in chapter 458, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine as set forth in chapter 459, the Board of Chiropractic Medicine as set forth in chapter 460, the Board of Podiatric Medicine as set forth in chapter 461, or other appropriate licensing authority, shall hold an administrative hearing to consider the imposition of administrative sanctions as provided by law against said physician, osteopathic physician, chiropractic physician, or other practitioner.
(3) Whenever any group or individual self-insurer, carrier, rating bureau, or agent or other representative of any carrier or rating bureau is determined to have violated s. 440.105, the agency responsible for licensure or certification may revoke or suspend the authority or certification of the group or individual self-insurer, carrier, agent, or broker.
(4) The department or the Office of Insurance Regulation shall report any contractor determined in violation of requirements of this chapter to the appropriate state licensing board for disciplinary action.
(5) The terms “violation” or “violated” shall include having been found guilty of or having pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or misdemeanor under the law of the United States of America or any state thereof or under the law of any other country without regard to whether a judgment of conviction has been entered by the court having jurisdiction of such cases.