2016 US Code
Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure
Part I - Crimes
Chapter 63 - Mail Fraud and Other Fraud Offenses
Sec. 1347 - Health care fraud

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Citation 18 U.S.C. § 1347 (2016)
Section Name §1347. Health care fraud
Section Text

(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice—

(1) to defraud any health care benefit program; or

(2) to obtain, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, any of the money or property owned by, or under the custody or control of, any health care benefit program,

in connection with the delivery of or payment for health care benefits, items, or services, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both. If the violation results in serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 of this title), such person shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both; and if the violation results in death, such person shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both.

(b) With respect to violations of this section, a person need not have actual knowledge of this section or specific intent to commit a violation of this section.

Source Credit

(Added Pub. L. 104–191, title II, §242(a)(1), Aug. 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 2016; amended Pub. L. 111–148, title X, §10606(b), Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 1008.)

Editorial Notes AMENDMENTS

2010—Pub. L. 111–148 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Sec. 1347 - Health care fraud
Contains section 1347
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 110 Stat. 2016
124 Stat. 1008
Public Law References Public Law 104-191, Public Law 111-148
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