2014 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 5 - Social Services
Chapter 77 - Medical Assistance
Subchapter 9 - Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act
§ 20-77-906 - Evidence -- Disclosure.
(a) If the Attorney General determines that disclosure to the respondent of the evidence relied on to establish reasonable cause is not in the best interests of the investigation, he or she may request that the court examine the evidence in camera. If the Attorney General makes this request, the court may examine the evidence in camera and then make its determination.
(b) (1) Any procedure, testimony taken, or material produced under this section shall be kept confidential by the Attorney General before bringing an action against a person under this subchapter for the violation under investigation unless any of the following applies:
(A) Confidentiality is waived by the person whose testimony is disclosed;
(B) Confidentiality is waived by the person who produced to the Attorney General the material being disclosed;
(C) The testimony or material is disclosed solely to the person, or the person's attorney, who testified or provided the material to the Attorney General; or
(D) Disclosure is authorized by court order.
(2) The Attorney General may disclose the testimony or material to an agency director of the State of Arkansas, of the United States, or of any other state, to the prosecuting attorney, or to the United States Attorney.
(c) An investigator conducting an examination pursuant to this section may exclude from the place of examination any person except the person being examined and the person's counsel.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the Attorney General's authority to access provider records in accordance with existing provisions of the Arkansas Code of 1987 Annotated.
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