Discount Medical Plan Organization Act

SECTION 27-74-14

§ 27-74-14. Penalties.

(a) In addition to the penalties and other enforcement provisions of this chapter or under pursuant to § 42-14-16, any person who willfully violates this chapter is subject to civil penalties of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per violation.

(b) A person that willfully operates as or aids and abets another operating as a discount medical plan organization in violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or be imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

(c) A person that collects fees for purported membership in a discount medical plan, but purposefully fails to provide the promised benefits shall be deemed guilty of larceny and upon conviction is subject to penalties provided for in § 11-41-5. In addition, upon conviction, the person shall be ordered to pay restitution to persons aggrieved by the violation of this chapter. Restitution shall be ordered in addition to a fine or imprisonment, but not in lieu of a fine or imprisonment.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2010, ch. 156, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 158, § 1.)