Terms Used In Florida Statutes 631.815

There is created a nonprofit legal entity to be known as the Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan. All HMOs shall be and must remain members of the plan as a condition of their authority to transact business in this state as an HMO. The plan shall perform its functions under the plan of operations established and approved under the provisions of this part and shall exercise its powers through a board of directors established under the provisions of this part. The plan shall come under the immediate supervision of the department and shall be subject to the applicable laws of this state, except it shall be excluded from the requirements of possessing a certificate of authority or a health care provider certificate as set forth in parts I and III of chapter 641, respectively.