Panel OKs Bill To Align Calif. False Claims Law With US Law

Law360, San Diego (June 12, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A California Senate panel on Tuesday waved through a bill that seeks to give the California False Claims Act more teeth so the state can remain eligible to receive tens of millions of dollars each year in federal bonuses when recovering fraudulent Medicaid billings.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-0 in favor of A.B. 2492, sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, D-San Fernando Valley, which would align the CFCA with the federal False Claims Act by extending whistleblower protections covering employees to include contractors and agents and...
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