641.385 Order to discontinue certain advertising.—If in the opinion of the office any advertisement by a health maintenance organization violates any of the provisions of this part, the department may enter an immediate order requiring that the use of the advertisement be discontinued. If requested by the health maintenance organization, the office shall conduct a hearing within 10 days of the entry of such order. If, after the hearing or by agreement with the health maintenance organization, a final determination is made that the advertising was in fact violative of any provision of this part, the office may, in lieu of revocation of the certificate of authority, require the publication of a corrective advertisement; impose an administrative penalty of up to $10,000; and, in the case of an initial solicitation, require that the health maintenance organization, prior to accepting any application received in response to the advertisement, provide an acceptable clarification of the advertisement to each individual applicant.
History.—s. 8, ch. 84-313; s. 188, ch. 91-108; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1589, ch. 2003-261.