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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 817
FRAUDULENT PRACTICES
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F.S. 817.50
817.50 Fraudulently obtaining goods or services from a health care provider; false reports of a communicable disease.
(1) Whoever shall, willfully and with intent to defraud, obtain or attempt to obtain goods, products, merchandise, or services from any health care provider in this state, as defined in s. 641.19(14), including a person who, during a declared public health emergency as defined in s. 381.00315, willfully and with intent to defraud, claims that he or she has contracted a communicable disease, to obtain or attempt to obtain such goods, products, merchandise, or services or falsely reports that he or she has contracted a communicable disease to a law enforcement officer as defined in s. 943.10, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(2) If any person gives to any health care provider in this state a false or fictitious name or a false or fictitious address or assigns to any health care provider the proceeds of any health maintenance contract or insurance contract, then knowing that such contract is no longer in force, is invalid, or is void for any reason, such action shall be prima facie evidence of the intent of such person to defraud the health care provider. However, this subsection does not apply to investigative actions taken by law enforcement officers for law enforcement purposes in the course of their official duties.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 61-154; s. 876, ch. 71-136; s. 166, ch. 83-216; s. 12, ch. 2000-252; s. 1911, ch. 2003-261; s. 18, ch. 2006-305; s. 3, ch. 2015-120; s. 16, ch. 2015-166.