Georgia False Claims Acts
Where can I find the full text of the Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act and the Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act?
Georgia has two statutes that prohibit false claims made to the state. The Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act (“GTPFCA”) can be found at Ga. Code Ann. §§ 23-2-120, et seq. The Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act (“GFMCA”) is written into Georgia law at Ga. Code Ann. §§ 49-4-168, et seq.
What kind of fraud is covered by the GTPFCA and the GFMCA?
The Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act applies to claims related to Georgia Medicaid. The Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act expands liability to any claim made to the state (including any state department, board, bureau, division, commission, committee, public benefit corporation, public authority, council, office, or other governmental entity) or local government (including a county, municipal corporation, board of education, taxing authority, or other political subdivision such as the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority). The claims that may be pursued under the GTPFCA may relate to general procurement, transportation, education, construction or other state-funded programs.
Is the Georgia False Medicaid Claims Act similar to the federal False Claims Act?
Yes. The GFMCA substantially mirrors the federal False Claims Act.