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Title XXXVII INSURANCE
Chapter 626 INSURANCE FIELD REPRESENTATIVES AND OPERATIONS
SECTION 9707Disability insurance; discrimination on basis of sickle-cell trait prohibited.
626.9707 Disability insurance; discrimination on basis of sickle-cell trait prohibited.—
(1) An insurer authorized to transact insurance in this state may not refuse to issue and deliver in this state any policy of disability insurance, whether such policy is defined as individual, group, blanket, franchise, industrial, or otherwise, which is currently being issued for delivery in this state and which affords benefits and coverage for any medical treatment or service authorized and permitted to be furnished by a hospital, clinic, health clinic, neighborhood health clinic, health maintenance organization, physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or medical service facility or personnel solely because the person to be insured has the sickle-cell trait.
(2) No disability insurance policy issued or delivered in this state shall carry a higher premium rate or charge solely because the person to be insured has the sickle-cell trait.
History.—s. 1, ch. 78-35; s. 807, ch. 82-243; ss. 206, 207, ch. 90-363; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 27, ch. 2020-9.