The General Assembly finds and declares it to be in the public interest and for the protection of the health and welfare of the residents of the Commonwealth that a proper regulatory and inspection program be instituted in connection with the providing of medical, dental and other health services to recipients of medical assistance. In order to effectively accomplish such purpose and to assure that the recipient receives such services as are paid for by the Commonwealth, the acceptance by the recipient of such services and the acceptance by practitioners of reimbursement for performing such services shall authorize the Attorney General or his authorized representative to inspect and audit all records in connection with the providing of such services.
The General Assembly further finds and declares it to be in the public interest and for the protection of the health and welfare of the residents of the Commonwealth that, in conducting such regulatory and inspection program, the Attorney General or his authorized representatives shall review complaints alleging abuse or neglect of persons in the care or custody of others who receive payments for providing health care services under the state plan for medical assistance.
1981, c. 255; 1982, c. 41; 2011, cc. 110, 175.