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Medi-Cal Fraud Statutes  (Civil - Private Actions)

CODE SECTION DESCRIPTION PENALTY
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)
GOVERNMENT CODE 12650 et seq.
(False Claims)
Knowingly presents or causes to be presented a false claim to the state for money, property or services; Govt. Code 12652(c)(1) provides authority for private person to bring action on behalf of state

Civil penalty of treble damages and up to $10,000 for each false claim

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