States with False Claims Acts

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State, County and City False Claims Acts

 In addition to the Federal False Claims Act, many states also have False Claims Acts that work to discourage frauds perpetrated against state governments.

If your state is without a False Claims Act, or is looking to strengthen an existing state False Claims Act, our web page on State False Claims Act Resources might be of interest. To see examples of success at the state level, please visit our page archiving state FCA success. In addition, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, have their own versions of the False Claim Act with qui tam provisions, enabling them to recover money at the municipal or county level.

Note that not all state False Claims Acts cover all types of frauds.  Some state False Claims Acts only cover Medicaid fraud, which leaves those states vulnerable when banks commit pension, construction, tax, utility, energy, and escheatment fraud.

In the list below, states that have "Medicaid only" False Claims Acts are designated with an asterisk *.   States that have a False Claims Acts deemed by HHS to be at least as strong as the federal Act when it comes to recovering Medicaid money, are designated with a diamond ♦.  These states are eligible for a 20 to 35 percent increase in their share of any and all Medicaid recoveries made under the federal False Claims Act.

List of States With False Claims Acts

The False Claims Act (FCA) is the government’s most important tool to uncover and punish fraud against the United States. The FCA has been used to address alleged false claims in many economic sectors, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, finance, and defense. The statute is intended not only to recover funds for the federal fisc, but also to deter fraud and encourage ethical corporate behavior.  –The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “Fixing the False Claims Act The Case For Compliance-Focused Reforms,” October 2013.