(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person who willfully violates any provision of this part commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(2) A person who operates as or willfully aids and abets another operating as a discount medical plan organization in violation of s. 636.204(1) commits a felony punishable as provided for in s. 624.401(4)(b), as if the unlicensed discount medical plan organization were an unauthorized insurer, and the fees, dues, charges, or other consideration collected from the members by the unlicensed discount medical plan organization or marketer were insurance premium.
(3) A person who collects fees for purported membership in a discount medical plan but purposefully fails to provide the promised benefits commits a theft, punishable as provided in s. 812.014.
History.—s. 31, ch. 2004-297; s. 16, ch. 2005-232.