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HB 51 (BR 830) - J. Glenn

     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; increase damages and civil penalties against wrongdoers; delineate mandatory and discretionary activities of the Attorney General; authorize private litigants to bring claims in the name of the state against wrongdoers; establish procedural mechanisms for handling civil actions of this type in the courts; prohibit retaliation against employees who assist in suits of this type; establish time limitations for the filing of these suits; amend KRS 205.8467 to provide that false claims act liability takes priority and offsets liability imposed by that section.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 5-to Judiciary (H)

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