SB 11 (BR 313) - T. Jensen, J. Rhoads
AN ACT relating to false claims.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 205 to establish a civil mechanism for the recovery of false or fraudulent claims made against the Commonwealth's Medicaid System, including provisions increasing damages and civil penalties against wrongdoers, delineating mandatory and discretionary activities of the Attorney General, authorizing private litigants to bring claims in the name of the state against wrongdoers, establishing procedural mechanisms for handling civil actions of this type in the courts, prohibiting retaliation against employees who assist in suits of this type, and establishing time limitations for the filing of these suits.
SB 11 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Amend to require prior notice to an employer of wrongdoing within that company prior to the employee filing suit; amend KRS 205.8467 to provide that false claims act liability takes priority and offsets laibility imposed by that section.
Jan 4-introduced in Senate; to Judiciary (S); taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
Jan 5-taken from Judiciary (S); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
Jan 6-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
Jan 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 7, 2011; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
Feb 2-received in House
Feb 4-to Judiciary (H)