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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. 636.039
636.039 Examination by the office.The office shall examine the affairs, transactions, accounts, business records, and assets of any prepaid limited health service organization, in the same manner and subject to the same terms and conditions that apply to insurers under part II of chapter 624, as often as it deems it expedient for the protection of the people of this state, but not less frequently than once every 3 years. In lieu of making its own financial examination, the office may accept an independent certified public accountant’s audit report prepared on a statutory accounting basis consistent with this act. However, except when the medical records are requested and copies furnished pursuant to s. 456.057, medical records of individuals and records of physicians providing service under contract to the prepaid limited health service organization are not subject to audit, but may be subject to subpoena by court order upon a showing of good cause. For the purpose of examinations, the office may administer oaths to and examine the officers and agents of a prepaid limited health service organization concerning its business and affairs. The expenses of examination of each prepaid limited health service organization by the office are subject to the same terms and conditions as apply to insurers under part II of chapter 624. Expenses of all examinations of a prepaid limited health service organization may never exceed a maximum of $20,000 for any 1-year period.
History.s. 32, ch. 93-148; s. 160, ch. 98-166; s. 221, ch. 2000-160; s. 1537, ch. 2003-261.