PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LAW
56-227A. Provider fraud — Criminal penalty. It shall be unlawful for any provider or person, knowingly, with intent to defraud, by means of a wilfully false statement or representation or by deliberate concealment of any material fact, or any other fraudulent scheme or device, to:
(a) present for allowance or payment any false or fraudulent claim for furnishing services or supplies; or
(b) attempt to obtain or to obtain authorization for furnishing services or supplies; or
(c) attempt to obtain or to obtain compensation from public funds greater than that to which he is legally entitled for services or supplies furnished or purportedly furnished.
Any provider or person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony. Nothing in this section shall prohibit or preclude a provider or person from being prosecuted under any other provision of the criminal code.
[56-227A, added 1977, ch. 226, sec. 2, p. 675.]