State and Local Statutes

State and Local Versions of the False Claims Act

At least 30 states have enacted their own versions of the False Claims Act. Although some state acts closely track the provisions of the federal False Claims Act, many do not. For instance, eight state statutes apply only to Medicaid fraud and others do not permit private citizens to file qui tam actions. Almost every state statute differs from the federal Act in some substantive manner.

In addition, in recent years, some municipalities have gotten into the false claims business, enacting local statutes and ordinances prohibiting false claims against city and county funds.

Below is a list of state and local false claims statutes and ordinances.

State Statutes

Arkansas [Medicaid only/No private right of action] Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act,
Ark. Code Ann. 20-77-901, et seq.

False Claims Act
Cal. Gov’t Code § 12650, et. seq.

Colorado [Medicaid only] Medicaid False Claims Act
Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 25.5-4-303.5, et. seq.

False Claims Act
Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 4-274, et seq.

False Claims and Reporting Act
Del. Code tit. 6, §§ 1201, et seq.

District of Columbia
False Claims Law
D.C. Code Ann. §§ 2-308.03, et seq.

False Claims Act
Fla. Stat. Ann. § 68.081, et seq.

Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act
Ga. Code Ann. §§ 23-3-120, et seq.
State False Medicaid Claims Act
Ga. Code Ann. §§ 49-4-168, et seq.

False Claims Act
Haw. Rev. Stat. § 661-22, et seq. (state)
Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 46-171, et seq. (counties)

False Claims Act
740 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 175/1, et seq.

False Claims and Whistleblower Protection Act
Ind. Code §§ 5-11-5.5, et seq.

False Claims Act
Iowa Code §§ 685.1, et. seq.

Kansas [No private right of action] False Claims Act
Kan. Stat. Ann. §§ 75-7501, et seq.

Louisiana [Medicaid only] Medical Assistance Programs Integrity Law
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 46:437.1, et seq.

Maryland [Medicaid only] False Health Claim Act
Md. Code Ann. §§2-601, et seq.

False Claims Law
Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 12, § 5, et seq.

Michigan [Medicaid only] Medicaid False Claims Act
Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 400.601, et seq.

False Claims Act
Minn. Stat. §§ 15C.01, et seq.

Missouri [Medicaid only/No private right of action] Health Care Payment Fraud and Abuse Act
Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 191.900, et seq.

False Claims Act
Mont. Code Ann. § 17-8-401, et seq.

False Claims Act
Nev. Rev. Stat. § 357.010, et seq.

New Hampshire [Medicaid only] Health Care False Claims Act
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 167:61-b, et seq.

New Jersey
False Claims Act
N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 2A:32C-1, et. seq.

New Mexico
Fraud Against Taxpayers Act
N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 44-9-1, et seq.
Medicaid False Claims Act
N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 27-14-1

New York
State False Claims Act
N.Y. Fin. Law §§ 187, et seq.

North Carolina
False Claims Act
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-605, et seq.

Medicaid False Claims Act
Okla. Stat tit. 63, §§ 5053, et. seq.

Oregon [No private right of action] False Claims Act
Ore. Rev. Stat. §§ 180.750, et seq.

Rhode Island
State False Claims Act
R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 9-1.1-1, et seq.

False Claims Act
Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 4-18-101, et seq.
Medicaid False Claims Act
Tenn. Code. §§ 71-5-181, et seq.

Texas [Medicaid only] Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act
Tex. Hum. Res. Code, § 36.101, et seq.

Utah [Medicaid only/No private right of action] False Claims Act
Utah Code Ann. §§ 26-20-1, et seq.

False Claims Act
Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 32, §§ 630, et seq.

Fraud Against Taxpayers Act
Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-216, et seq.

Washington [Medicaid only] Medicaid False Claims Act
Wash. Rev. Code §§ 74.66, et seq.

Wisconsin [Medicaid only] False Claims for Medical Assistance Act
Wis. Stat. §§ 635. 20.931, et seq.

Wyoming [Medicaid only/No private right of action] Medicaid False Claims Act
Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 42-4-301, et seq.

Municipal Statutes and Ordinances

False Claims Act
Municipal Code of Chicago §§ 1-21-010, et seq.

New York City
False Claims Act
N.Y.C. Admin. Code §§ 7-801, et seq.

False Claims Act
Phila. Mun. Code §§ 19-3601, et seq.

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
False Claims Ordinance
Code of Ordinances § 485-1, et seq.

Miami-Dade County, Florida
False Claims Ordinance
Code of M.D.C. §§ 21-255, et seq.