Terms Used In Florida Statutes 636.007
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
- person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
- political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
A person, corporation, partnership, or other entity may not operate a prepaid limited health service organization in this state without obtaining and maintaining a certificate of authority from the office pursuant to this act. A political subdivision of this state which is operating an emergency medical services system and offers a prepaid ambulance service plan as a part of its emergency medical services system shall be exempt from the provisions of this act and all other provisions of the insurance code. An insurer, while authorized to transact health insurance in this state, or a health maintenance organization possessing a valid certificate of authority in this state, may also provide services under this act without additional qualification or authority, but shall be otherwise subject to the applicable provisions of this act.