§ 641.17 Short title
§ 641.18 Declaration of legislative intent, findings, and purposes
§ 641.183 Statutory accounting procedures; transition provisions
§ 641.185 Health maintenance organization subscriber protections
§ 641.19 Definitions
§ 641.201 Applicability of other laws
§ 641.2011 Insurance holding companies
§ 641.2015 Incorporation required
§ 641.2017 Insurance business not authorized
§ 641.2018 Limited coverage for home health care authorized
§ 641.20185 High-deductible contracts for medical savings accounts
§ 641.2019 Provider service network certificate of authority
§ 641.21 Application for certificate
§ 641.215 Conditions precedent to issuance or maintenance of certificate of authority; effect of bankruptcy proceedings
§ 641.217 Minority recruitment and retention plans required
§ 641.22 Issuance of certificate of authority
§ 641.221 Continued eligibility for certificate of authority
§ 641.225 Surplus requirements
§ 641.2261 Application of solvency requirements to provider-sponsored organizations and Medicaid provider service networks
§ 641.227 Rehabilitation Administrative Expense Fund
§ 641.228 Florida Health Maintenance Organization Consumer Assistance Plan
§ 641.23 Revocation or cancellation of certificate of authority; suspension of enrollment of new subscribers; terms of suspension
§ 641.234 Administrative, provider, and management contracts
§ 641.2342 Contract providers
§ 641.25 Administrative penalty in lieu of suspension or revocation
§ 641.255 Acquisition, merger, or consolidation
§ 641.26 Annual and quarterly reports
§ 641.261 Other reporting requirements
§ 641.27 Examination by the department
§ 641.28 Civil remedy
§ 641.281 Injunction
§ 641.282 Payment of judgment by health maintenance organization
§ 641.284 Liquidation, rehabilitation, reorganization, and conservation; exclusive methods of remedy
§ 641.285 Insolvency protection
§ 641.286 Levy upon deposit limited
§ 641.29 Fees
§ 641.30 Construction and relationship to other laws
§ 641.3005 Application of ch. 85-177
§ 641.3007 HIV infection and AIDS for contract purposes
§ 641.305 Language used in contracts and advertisements; translations
§ 641.309 Standards for marketing to persons eligible for Medicare
§ 641.31 Health maintenance contracts
§ 641.3101 Additional contract contents
§ 641.31015 Health maintenance organization or exclusive provider organization; disclosure of terms and conditions of plan
§ 641.3102 Restrictions upon expulsion or refusal to issue or renew contract
§ 641.3103 Charter, bylaw provisions
§ 641.3104 Execution of contracts
§ 641.3105 Validity of noncomplying contracts
§ 641.3106 Construction of contracts
§ 641.3107 Delivery of contract; definitions
§ 641.31071 Preexisting conditions
§ 641.31072 Special enrollment periods
§ 641.31073 Prohibiting discrimination against individual participants and beneficiaries based on health status
§ 641.31074 Guaranteed renewability of coverage
§ 641.31075 Advanced practice registered nurse services
§ 641.31076 Shared savings incentive program
§ 641.31077 Coverage for organ transplants
§ 641.3108 Notice of cancellation of contract
§ 641.31085 Disclosures to subscribers; coverage of behavioral health care services
§ 641.31094 Nondiscrimination of coverage for certain surgical procedures involving bones or joints
§ 641.31095 Coverage for mammograms
§ 641.31096 Requirements with respect to breast cancer and routine followup care
§ 641.31097 Decreasing inappropriate utilization of emergency care
§ 641.31098 Coverage for individuals with developmental disabilities
§ 641.31099 Restrictions on use of state and federal funds for state exchanges
§ 641.3111 Extension of benefits
§ 641.312 Scope
§ 641.313 Health maintenance contracts; cancer treatment parity; orally administered cancer treatment medications
§ 641.314 Pharmacy benefit manager contracts
§ 641.315 Provider contracts
§ 641.3154 Organization liability; provider billing prohibited
§ 641.3155 Prompt payment of claims
§ 641.3156 Treatment authorization; payment of claims
§ 641.316 Fiscal intermediary services
§ 641.32 Acceptable payments
§ 641.33 Certain words prohibited in name of organization
§ 641.35 Assets, liabilities, and investments
§ 641.36 Adoption of rules; penalty for violation
§ 641.365 Dividends
§ 641.37 Prohibited activities; penalties
§ 641.38 Operational health maintenance organizations; issuance of certificate
§ 641.385 Order to discontinue certain advertising
§ 641.386 Agent licensing and appointment required; exceptions
§ 641.39001 Soliciting or accepting new or renewal health maintenance contracts by insolvent or impaired health maintenance organization prohibited; penalty
§ 641.3901 Unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices prohibited
§ 641.3903 Unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices defined
§ 641.3905 General powers and duties of the department and office
§ 641.3907 Defined unfair practices; hearings, witnesses, appearances, production of books, and service of process
§ 641.3909 Cease and desist and penalty orders
§ 641.3911 Appeals from the department or office
§ 641.3913 Penalty for violation of cease and desist orders
§ 641.3915 Health maintenance organization anti-fraud plans and investigative units
§ 641.3917 Civil liability
§ 641.3921 Conversion on termination of eligibility
§ 641.3922 Conversion contracts; conditions
§ 641.3923 Discrimination against providers prohibited

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 641 > Part I - Health Maintenance Organizations

  • Actuarial opinion: means an opinion issued by an actuary in accordance with Actuarial Standard of Practice No. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Actuarial study: means an analysis prepared for an individual facility, or consolidated for multiple facilities, for either a certified provider, as of a current valuation date or the most recent fiscal year, or for an applicant, as of a projected future valuation date, which includes an actuary's opinion as to whether such provider or applicant is in satisfactory actuarial balance in accordance with Actuarial Standard of Practice No. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Actuary: means an individual who is qualified to sign an actuarial opinion in accordance with the American Academy of Actuaries' qualification standards and who is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Advertising: means the dissemination of written, visual, or electronic information by a provider, or any person affiliated with or controlled by a provider, to potential residents or their representatives for the purpose of inducing such persons to subscribe to or enter into a contract for continuing care or continuing care at-home. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • advisory council: means the council established in…. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • 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.
  • Affiliate: means any entity that exercises control over or is controlled by the health maintenance organization, directly or indirectly, through:
    (a) Equity ownership of voting securities;
    (b) Common managerial control; or
    (c) Collusive participation by the management of the health maintenance organization and affiliate in the management of the health maintenance organization or the affiliate. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bail bond agency: means :
    (a) The building where a licensee maintains an office and where all records required by ss. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Bail bond agent: means a limited surety agent or a professional bail bond agent as hereafter defined. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Capitation: means the fixed amount paid by an HMO to a health care provider under contract with the health maintenance organization in exchange for the rendering of covered medical services. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • care: means , pursuant to a contract, furnishing shelter and nursing care or personal services to a resident who resides in a facility, whether such nursing care or personal services are provided in the facility or in another setting designated in the contract for continuing care, by an individual not related by consanguinity or affinity to the resident, upon payment of an entrance fee. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Comprehensive health care services: means services, medical equipment, and supplies furnished by a provider, which may include, but which are not limited to, medical, surgical, and dental care; psychological, optometric, optic, chiropractic, podiatric, nursing, physical therapy, and pharmaceutical services; health education, preventive medical, rehabilitative, and home health services; inpatient and outpatient hospital services; extended care; nursing home care; convalescent institutional care; technical and professional clinical pathology laboratory services; laboratory and ambulance services; appliances, drugs, medicines, and supplies; and any other care, service, or treatment of disease, or correction of defects for human beings. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Continuing care at-home: means , pursuant to a contract other than a contract described in subsection (5), furnishing to a resident who resides outside the facility the right to future access to shelter and nursing care or personal services, whether such services are provided in the facility or in another setting designated in the contract, by an individual not related by consanguinity or affinity to the resident, upon payment of an entrance fee. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlling company: means any corporation, trust, or association that directly or indirectly owns 25 percent or more of:
    (a) The voting securities of one or more providers that are stock corporations; or
    (b) The ownership interest of one or more providers that are not stock corporations. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Copayment: means a specific dollar amount, except as otherwise provided for by statute, that the subscriber must pay upon receipt of covered health care services. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • 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.
  • Corrective order: means an order issued by the office which specifies corrective actions that the office determines are required in accordance with this chapter or commission rule. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Days cash on hand: means the quotient obtained by dividing the value of paragraph (a) by the value of paragraph (b). See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Debt service coverage ratio: means the quotient obtained by dividing the value of paragraph (a) by the value of paragraph (b). See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Financial Services. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Emergency medical condition: means :
    (a) A medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which may include severe pain or other acute symptoms, such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in any of the following:
  • Emergency services and care: means medical screening, examination, and evaluation by a physician, or, to the extent permitted by applicable law, by other appropriate personnel under the supervision of a physician, to determine if an emergency medical condition exists and, if it does, the care, treatment, or surgery for a covered service by a physician necessary to relieve or eliminate the emergency medical condition, within the service capability of a hospital. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Entity: means any legal entity with continuing existence, including, but not limited to, a corporation, association, trust, or partnership. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Entrance fee: means an initial or deferred payment of a sum of money or property made as full or partial payment for continuing care or continuing care at-home. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Facility: means a place where continuing care is furnished and may include one or more physical plants on a primary or contiguous site or an immediately accessible site. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • 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.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Geographic area: means the county or counties, or any portion of a county or counties, within which the health maintenance organization provides or arranges for comprehensive health care services to be available to its subscribers. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • 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
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guaranteeing organization: is a n organization that is domiciled in the United States; that has authorized service of process against it; and that has appointed the Chief Financial Officer as its agent for service of process issuing upon any cause of action arising in this state, based upon any guarantee entered into under this part. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Health care risk contract: means a contract under which an individual or entity receives consideration or other compensation in an amount greater than 1 percent of the health maintenance organization's annual gross written premium in exchange for providing to the health maintenance organization a provider network or other services, which may include administrative services. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Health maintenance contract: means any contract entered into by a health maintenance organization with a subscriber or group of subscribers to provide coverage for comprehensive health care services in exchange for a prepaid per capita or prepaid aggregate fixed sum. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Health maintenance organization: means any organization authorized under this part which:
    (a) Provides, through arrangements with other persons, emergency care, inpatient hospital services, physician care including care provided by physicians licensed under chapters 458, 459, 460, and 461, ambulatory diagnostic treatment, and preventive health care services. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • immediately accessible site: means a parcel of real property separated by a reasonable distance from the facility as measured along public thoroughfares, and the term "primary or contiguous site" means the real property contemplated in the feasibility study required by this chapter. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • impairment: means that either of the following has occurred:
    (a) A provider has failed to maintain its minimum liquid reserve as required under…. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • insolvency: means that all the statutory assets of the health maintenance organization, if made immediately available, would not be sufficient to discharge all of its liabilities or that the health maintenance organization is unable to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of business. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Insolvency: means the condition in which a provider is unable to pay its obligations as they come due in the normal course of business. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Insurer: means any domestic, foreign, or alien surety company which has been authorized to transact surety business in this state. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • 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.
  • Licensed: means that a provider has obtained a certificate of authority from the office. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limited surety agent: means any individual appointed by an insurer by power of attorney to execute or countersign bail bonds in connection with judicial proceedings who receives or is promised money or other things of value therefor. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • management company: means a person who administers the day-to-day business operations of a facility for a provider, subject to the policies, directives, and oversight of the provider. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Managing general agent: means any individual, partnership, association, or corporation appointed or employed by an insurer to supervise or manage the bail bond business written in this state by limited surety agents appointed by the insurer. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • 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.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Nursing care: means those services or acts rendered to a resident by an individual licensed or certified pursuant to chapter 464. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligated group: means one or more entities that jointly agree to be bound by a financing structure containing security provisions and covenants applicable to the group. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • 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.
  • Occupancy: means the total number of occupied independent living units, assisted living units, and skilled nursing beds in a facility divided by the total number of units and beds in that facility, excluding units and beds that are unavailable to market or that are reserved by prospective residents. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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 1.01
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Primary bail bond agent: means a licensed bail bond agent who is responsible for the overall operation and management of a bail bond agency location and whose responsibilities include hiring and supervising all individuals within that location. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Professional bail bond agent: means any person who pledges United States currency, United States postal money orders, or cashier's checks as security for a bail bond in connection with a judicial proceeding and receives or is promised therefor money or other things of value. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Provider: means any physician, hospital, or other institution, organization, or person that furnishes health care services and is licensed or otherwise authorized to practice in the state. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Provider: means the owner or operator, whether a natural person, partnership or other unincorporated association, however organized, trust, or corporation, of an institution, building, residence, or other place, whether operated for profit or not, which owner or operator provides continuing care or continuing care at-home for a fixed or variable fee, or for any other remuneration of any type, whether fixed or variable, for the period of care, payable in a lump sum or lump sum and monthly maintenance charges or in installments. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Provider service network: means a network authorized under…. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Records: means all documents; correspondence; and financial, directory, and personnel information and data maintained by a provider pursuant to this chapter, regardless of the physical form, characteristics, or means of transmission. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Regulatory action level event: means that any two of the following have occurred:
    (a) The provider's debt service coverage ratio is less than the greater of the minimum ratio specified in the provider's bond covenants or lending agreement for long-term financing or 1. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Reporting period: means the annual calendar year accounting period or any part thereof. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Resident: means a purchaser of, a nominee of, or a subscriber to a continuing care or continuing care at-home contract. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Schedule of reimbursements: means a schedule of fees to be paid by a health maintenance organization to a physician provider for reimbursement for specific services pursuant to the terms of a contract. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shelter: means an independent living unit, room, apartment, cottage, villa, personal care unit, nursing bed, or other living area within a facility set aside for the exclusive use of one or more identified residents. See Florida Statutes 651.011
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statutory accounting principles: means accounting principles as defined in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual as of 2002. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subscriber: means an entity or individual who has contracted, or on whose behalf a contract has been entered into, with a health maintenance organization for health care coverage or other persons who also receive health care coverage as a result of the contract. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Surplus: means total statutory assets in excess of total liabilities, except that assets pledged to secure debts not reflected on the books of the health maintenance organization shall not be included in surplus. See Florida Statutes 641.19
  • Temporary bail bond agent: means a person employed by a bail bond agent or agency, insurer, or managing general agent, and such licensee has the same authority as a licensed bail bond agent, including presenting defendants in court; apprehending, arresting, and surrendering defendants to the proper authorities, while accompanied by a supervising bail bond agent or an agent from the same agency; and keeping defendants under necessary surveillance. See Florida Statutes 648.25
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • 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 1.01