2019 Texas Statutes
Labor Code
Title 5 - Workers' Compensation
Subtitle A - Texas Workers' Compensation Act
Chapter 418 - Criminal Investigations and Penalties
Section 418.001. Penalty for Fraudulently Obtaining or Denying Benefits

Universal Citation: TX Lab Code § 418.001 (2019)

Sec. 418.001. PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINING OR DENYING BENEFITS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person, with the intent to obtain or deny payment of benefits, including medical benefits, under this subtitle or Subtitle C, for himself or another, knowingly or intentionally:

(1) makes a false or misleading statement;

(2) misrepresents or conceals a material fact; or

(3) fabricates, alters, conceals, or destroys a document other than a governmental record.

(b) An offense under Subsection (a) is:

(1) a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the benefits is less than $2,500; and

(2) a state jail felony if the value of the benefits is $2,500 or more.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 980, Sec. 1.47, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Amended by:

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 463 (H.B. 2053), Sec. 4, eff. June 9, 2017.

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