State of California Department of Justice
Medi-Cal Fraud Laws (Civil - Private Actions)
|BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS CODE
§ 17200 et seq. and
§ 17500 et seq.
(Unfair Business Practice; Deceptive Advertising)
|Any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice; deceptive, false or misleading advertising||Restitution; injunctive relief (damages and civil penalties not available to private litigants)|
§ 12650 et seq.
|Knowingly present or cause to be presented a false claim to the state for payment or approval; Government Code § 12652(c)(1) provides authority for private person to bring action on behalf of state||Treble damages; civil monetary penalties between $5,500 and $11,000 for each violation, as adjusted by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990|