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(a) Any natural person eighteen (18) years of age or older who knowingly and willfully makes a false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or representation under this chapter shall be liable under either:
(1) The Tennessee Medicaid False Claims Act, compiled in §§ 71-5-181--71-5-185; or
(2) The False Claims Act, compiled in chapter 18 of this title.
(b) Any natural person who conspires to defraud the state or any local health department by securing a false claim allowed or paid to another person in violation of this chapter shall be liable under § 4-18-103(a)(3).
(c) A state governmental entity or local health department shall file, with the attorney general and reporter of this state, a complaint alleging a violation of subsections (a) or (b), as applicable.
(d) Any moneys collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited with and utilized by the applicable entity or local health department that filed a complaint pursuant to subsection (c). The applicable entity or local health department shall establish a fund for the deposit of such moneys, and shall use such moneys for the sole purpose of enforcing this chapter. Any interest accruing on investments and deposits of the fund shall be credited to such fund, shall not revert to any general fund, and shall be carried forward into each subsequent fiscal year.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 4. State Government § 4-58-104 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-4-state-government/tn-code-sect-4-58-104/
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