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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVII
INSURANCE
Chapter 636
PREPAID LIMITED HEALTH SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AND DISCOUNT PLAN ORGANIZATIONS
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F.S. 636.015
636.015 Language used in contracts and advertisements; translations.
(1)(a) All contracts or forms must be printed in English.
(b) If the negotiations leading up to the effectuation of a prepaid limited health service organization contract are conducted in a language other than English, the prepaid limited health service organization must supply to the member a written translation of the contract, which translation accurately reflects the substance of the contract and is in the language used to negotiate the contract. The written translation must be affixed to, and shall become a part of, the contract or form, including a certification that the written translation is identical to the English version. Any such translation must be furnished to the office as part of the filing of the prepaid limited health services contract form. No translation of a prepaid limited health services contract form may be approved by the office unless the translation accurately reflects the substance of the prepaid limited health services contract form in translation.
(2) The text of all advertisements by a prepaid limited health service organization, if printed or broadcast in a language other than English, also must be available in English and must be furnished to the office upon request. As used in this subsection, the term “advertisement” means any advertisement, circular, pamphlet, brochure, or other printed material disclosing or disseminating advertising material or information by a prepaid limited health service organization to prospective or existing subscribers and includes any radio or television transmittal of an advertisement or information.
History.s. 12, ch. 93-148; s. 1528, ch. 2003-261.