§ 627.651 Group contracts and plans of self-insurance must meet group requirements
§ 627.6512 Exemption of certain group health insurance policies
§ 627.6513 Scope
§ 627.6515 Out-of-state groups
§ 627.6516 Trustee groups
§ 627.652 Group health insurance; definitions
§ 627.6525 Short-term health insurance
§ 627.653 Employee groups
§ 627.654 Labor union, association, and small employer health alliance groups
§ 627.655 Debtor groups
§ 627.6551 Teacher and student groups
§ 627.656 Additional groups
§ 627.6561 Preexisting conditions
§ 627.65612 Limit on preexisting conditions
§ 627.65615 Special enrollment periods
§ 627.6562 Dependent coverage
§ 627.65625 Prohibiting discrimination against individual participants and beneficiaries based on health status
§ 627.65626 Insurance rebates for healthy lifestyles
§ 627.6563 Full-time employment defined
§ 627.657 Provisions of group health insurance policies
§ 627.6571 Guaranteed renewability of coverage
§ 627.6572 Pharmacy benefit manager contracts
§ 627.65735 Nondiscrimination of coverage for surgical procedures
§ 627.6574 Maternity care
§ 627.65745 Diabetes treatment services
§ 627.6575 Coverage for newborn children
§ 627.65755 Dental procedures; anesthesia and hospitalization coverage
§ 627.6577 Dental care
§ 627.6578 Coverage for natural-born, adopted, and foster children; children in insured’s custodial care
§ 627.6579 Coverage for child health supervision services
§ 627.658 Use of dividends, refunds, rate reductions, commissions, service fees; premium rates
§ 627.659 Blanket health insurance; eligible groups
§ 627.660 Conditions and provisions of blanket health insurance policies
§ 627.661 School accident insurance claims; policy service
§ 627.6612 Coverage for surgical procedures and devices incident to mastectomy
§ 627.66121 Coverage for length of stay and outpatient postsurgical care
§ 627.66122 Requirements with respect to breast cancer and routine followup care
§ 627.6613 Coverage for mammograms
§ 627.6615 Children with disabilities; continuation of coverage under group policy
§ 627.6616 Coverage for ambulatory surgical center service
§ 627.6617 Coverage for home health care services
§ 627.6618 Payment of acupuncture benefits to certified acupuncturists
§ 627.6619 Massage
§ 627.662 Other provisions applicable
§ 627.663 Franchise health insurance
§ 627.664 Assignment of incidents of ownership in group, blanket, or franchise health policies
§ 627.6645 Notification of cancellation, expiration, nonrenewal, or change in rates
§ 627.6646 Cancellation or nonrenewal prohibited
§ 627.6647 Release of claims experience
§ 627.6648 Shared savings incentive program
§ 627.6651 Replacement or termination of group, blanket, or franchise health policy or contract; liability of prior insurer
§ 627.666 Liability of succeeding insurer on replacement of group, blanket, or franchise health insurance policy
§ 627.667 Extension of benefits
§ 627.6675 Conversion on termination of eligibility
§ 627.668 Optional coverage for mental and nervous disorders required; exception
§ 627.6686 Coverage for individuals with autism spectrum disorder required; exception
§ 627.669 Optional coverage required for substance abuse impaired persons; exception
§ 627.6691 Coverage for osteoporosis screening, diagnosis, treatment, and management
§ 627.66911 Required coverage for cleft lip and cleft palate
§ 627.6692 Florida Health Insurance Coverage Continuation Act
§ 627.6698 Attorney’s fees
§ 627.6699 Employee Health Care Access Act
§ 627.66996 Restrictions on use of state and federal funds for state exchanges
§ 627.66997 Stop-loss insurance

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 627 > Part VII

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • animal: as used in this chapter , shall include wild or game animals whenever necessary to effectively control or eradicate dangerous transmissible diseases or pests which threaten the agricultural interests of the state. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • antepartal: means occurring during pregnancy up to the point of onset of labor. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Apiary: means a beeyard or site where honeybee hives, honeybees, or honeybee equipment is located. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Approved program: means a midwifery school or a midwifery training program which is approved by the department pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Beef cattle: means animals of the genus Bos of various breeds which are raised primarily for the production of meat. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Beekeeping equipment: means honeybee hives, frames, supers, pallets, queen excluders, and other equipment which is used in the cultivation of honeybees and the harvesting of products produced by honeybees. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Biological or chemical residues: means potentially harmful substances and their metabolites not normally present in animal tissues, which result from treatment or exposure to a pesticide, organic or inorganic compound, hormone, hormone-like substance, growth promoter, antibiotic, anthelmintic, tranquilizer, vaccine, or other therapeutic or prophylactic agent. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Biological products: means all viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products of natural or synthetic origin, such as diagnostics, antitoxins, vaccines, live microorganisms, killed microorganisms, and the antigenic or immunizing components of microorganisms intended for use in the diagnoses, treatment, or prevention of diseases of animals and sometimes referred to as biologics, biologicals, or products. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Board: means the Board of Dentistry. See Florida Statutes 570.843
  • Cattle: means any bull, steer, ox, cow, heifer, calf, or any other bovine animal. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Certified honey: means honey that is sampled, analyzed, and certified by the department to be primarily of one type from a principal nectar source. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Certified nurse midwife: means a person who is licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse under part I of chapter 464 and who is certified to practice midwifery by the American College of Nurse Midwives. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Colony: means a distinguishable localized population of honeybees in which one or more life stages may be present. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Compliance agreement: means a written agreement between the department and any person engaged in purchasing, assembling, exchanging, processing, utilizing, treating, or moving beekeeping equipment or honeybees wherein the person agrees to comply with stipulated requirements. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Council: means the Council of Licensed Midwifery. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dental assistant: means a person, other than a dental hygienist, who, under the supervision and authorization of a dentist, provides dental care services directly to a patient. See Florida Statutes 570.843
  • Dental hygienist: means a person licensed to practice dental hygiene pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 570.843
  • dental laboratory: as used in this chapter :
    (1) Includes any person, firm, or corporation who performs for a fee of any kind, gratuitously, or otherwise, directly or through an agent or employee, by any means or method, or who in any way supplies or manufactures artificial substitutes for the natural teeth, or who furnishes, supplies, constructs, or reproduces or repairs any prosthetic denture, bridge, or appliance to be worn in the human mouth or who in any way holds itself out as a dental laboratory. See Florida Statutes 585.003
  • Dentist: means a person licensed to practice dentistry pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 570.843
  • Dentistry: means the healing art which is concerned with the examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, and care of conditions within the human oral cavity and its adjacent tissues and structures. See Florida Statutes 570.843
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 570.843
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services of the state or its authorized representative. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the director of the Division of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Division: means the Division of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Domestic animal: shall include any equine or bovine animal, goat, sheep, swine, domestic cat, dog, poultry, ostrich, emu, rhea, or other domesticated beast or bird. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Emergency: means any situation in which the department has declared a pest, a communicable, contagious, or infectious disease of animals, or the presence of biological or chemical residue to be a public nuisance or any situation in which, in the opinion of the department, a pest, disease, or residue endangers or threatens the animals or citizens of the state. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garbage: means all refuse matter, animal or vegetable, byproducts of a restaurant, kitchen, or slaughterhouse; and shall include every accumulation of animal, fruit, or vegetable matter, liquid, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • group health insurance policy: include plans of self-insurance providing health insurance benefits. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • Honey: means the natural food product resulting from the harvest of nectar or honeydew by honeybees and the natural activities of the honeybees in processing nectar or honeydew. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Honeybee pest: means an insect, mite, or other arthropod or a bacterium, fungus, virus, microsporidium, nematode, or other organism that damages or causes abnormalities to honeybees, colonies of honeybees, or beeswax. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Honeybee products: means honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis, and other products resulting from the activities of honeybees. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • insurance: include the benefits provided under a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • insurer: includes any person or governmental unit providing a plan of self-insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.652
  • Intrapartal: means occurring during the process of giving birth. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Licensure: means authorization and license granted by the department for a person to engage in the practice of midwifery. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Livestock: means grazing animals, such as cattle, horses, sheep, swine, goats, other hoofed animals, ostriches, emus, and rheas which are raised for private use or commercial purposes. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Midwife: means any person not less than 21 years of age, other than a licensed physician or certified nurse midwife, who is licensed under this chapter to supervise the birth of a child. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Midwifery: means the practice of supervising the conduct of a normal labor and childbirth, with the informed consent of the parent; the practice of advising the parents as to the progress of the childbirth; and the practice of rendering prenatal and postpartal care. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Owner: shall include any owner, custodian, or other person in charge of any animal, domestic or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • 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
  • Physician: means a person licensed to practice medicine as authorized in chapter 458 or chapter 459. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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
  • postpartum: means existing or occurring subsequent to birth. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Preceptor: means a physician, a licensed midwife, or a certified nurse midwife, who has a minimum of 3 years' professional experience, and who directs, teaches, supervises, and evaluates the learning experiences of the student midwife. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Quarantine: means a strict isolation imposed on animals, or premises or other defined geographic areas, to prevent the spread of disease or pests. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Regulated article: means any article capable of transporting a honeybee pest or an unwanted race of honeybees. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Stillbirth: means the death of a fetus of more than 20 weeks' gestation. See Florida Statutes 585.15
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Technical council: means the Animal Industry Technical Council. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Unwanted race of honeybees: means those natural, genetically isolated subspecies of honeybees which beyond a reasonable doubt can inflict damage to people or animals greater than managed or feral honeybees commonly utilized in North America. See Florida Statutes 627.6571
  • Violative levels: means levels above the tolerances established by the United States Food and Drug Administration or the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as adopted by department rule. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011