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21-5933. Penalties; medicaid fraud reimbursement fund; medicaid fraud prosecution revolving fund. (a) In addition to any other criminal penalties provided by law, any person convicted of a violation of the Kansas medicaid fraud control act may be liable for all of the following:

(1) Payment of full restitution of the amount of the excess payments;

(2) payment of interest on the amount of any excess payments at the maximum legal rate in effect on the date the payment was made to the person for the period from the date upon which payment was made, to the date upon which repayment is made; and

(3) payment of all reasonable expenses that have been necessarily incurred in the enforcement of the Kansas medicaid fraud control act including, but not limited to, the costs of the investigation, litigation and attorney fees.

(b) In addition to any other criminal penalties provided by law, any person convicted of a violation of the Kansas medicaid fraud control act shall, upon request of the attorney general at any time prior to sentencing, be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $11,000 for each violation of such act.

(c) All moneys recovered pursuant to subsection (a)(1) and (2), shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the medicaid fraud reimbursement fund, which is hereby established in the state treasury. Moneys in the medicaid fraud reimbursement fund shall be divided and payments made from such fund to the federal government and affected state agencies for the refund of moneys falsely obtained from the federal and state governments.

(d) All moneys recovered pursuant to subsection (a)(3) shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the medicaid fraud prosecution revolving fund, which is hereby established in the state treasury. Moneys in the medicaid fraud prosecution revolving fund may be appropriated to the attorney general, or to any county or district attorney who has successfully prosecuted an action for a violation of the Kansas medicaid fraud control act and been awarded such costs of prosecution, in order to defray the costs of the attorney general and any such county or district attorney in connection with their duties provided by the Kansas medicaid fraud control act. No moneys shall be paid into the medicaid fraud prosecution revolving fund pursuant to this section unless the attorney general or appropriate county or district attorney has commenced a prosecution pursuant to this section, and the court finds in its discretion that payment of attorney fees and investigative costs is appropriate under all the circumstances, and the attorney general, or county or district attorney has proven to the court that the expenses were reasonable and necessary to the investigation and prosecution of such case, and the court approves such expenses as being reasonable and necessary.

(e) All moneys recovered pursuant to subsection (b) shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the false claims litigation revolving fund established by K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 75-7508, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, § 157; L. 2014, ch. 89, § 3; July 1.



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