2014 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 5 - Social Services
Chapter 77 - Medical Assistance
Subchapter 9 - Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act
§ 20-77-911 - Persons providing information regarding Medicaid fraud -- Rewards.
(a) The court is authorized to pay a person sums, not exceeding ten percent (10%) of the aggregate penalty recovered, as it may deem just, for information the person may have provided which led to the detecting and bringing to trial and punishment persons guilty of violating the Medicaid fraud laws.
(b) Upon disposition of any civil action relating to violations of this subchapter in which a penalty is recovered, the Attorney General may petition the court on behalf of a person who may have provided information that led to the detecting and bringing to trial and punishment persons guilty of Medicaid fraud to reward the person in an amount commensurate with the quality of information determined by the court to have been provided, in accordance with the requirements of this subchapter.
(c) (1) If the Attorney General elects not to petition the court on behalf of the person, the person may petition the court on his or her own behalf.
(2) Neither the state nor any defendant within the action shall be liable for expenses that a person incurs in bringing an action under this section.
(d) An employee or a fiscal agent charged with the duty of referring or investigating cases of Medicaid fraud who is employed by or who contracts with any governmental entity shall not be eligible to receive a reward under this section.
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