The state of Georgia has passed two separate acts to protect all state, county, and municipal funds from fraud.
The Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act, enacted in 2007, protects all funds expended by the Medicaid, the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with low income in the United States. The full text of the statute can be found here.
The Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act, enacted in 2012, expands the state’s qui tam provisions to nearly all non-Medicaid state, county, and municipal funds, including school districts, hospital and taxing authorities, and MARTA. It is one of the most broadly encompassing False Claims Act statutes in the country, with the intent of capturing every possible source of state funding. The full text of the statute can be found here.
Bothwell Law Group has experience litigating cases under the state False Claims Acts, including working closely with the state attorney general’s office and Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.