Section 409.9203, Florida Statutes 2009
409.9203 Rewards for reporting Medicaid fraud.--
(1) The Department of Law Enforcement or director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit shall, subject to availability of funds, pay a reward to a person who furnishes original information relating to and reports a violation of the state's Medicaid fraud laws, unless the person declines the reward, if the information and report:
(a) Is made to the Office of the Attorney General, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Department of Health, or the Department of Law Enforcement;
(b) Relates to criminal fraud upon Medicaid funds or a criminal violation of Medicaid laws by another person; and
(c) Leads to a recovery of a fine, penalty, or forfeiture of property.
(2) The reward may not exceed the lesser of 25 percent of the amount recovered or $500,000 in a single case.
(3) The reward shall be paid from the Legal Affairs Revolving Trust Fund from moneys collected pursuant to s. 68.085.
(4) A person who receives a reward pursuant to this section is not eligible to receive any funds pursuant to the Florida False Claims Act for Medicaid fraud for which a reward is received pursuant to this section.
History.--s. 20, ch. 2009-223.