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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 9. Regulation of Medical Assistance
2/27/2024

§ 32.1-320.1. Powers and duties of sworn unit investigators.

A. The Attorney General may designate up to 30 persons in the unit established under § 32.1-320 as sworn unit investigators. Any individual designated as a sworn unit investigator shall be sworn only to enforce the provisions of this article. Sworn unit investigators shall be designated as law-enforcement officers as defined in § 9.1-101.

B. All sworn unit investigators shall remain subject to the federal requirements authorizing State Medicaid Fraud Control Units pursuant to 42 C.F.R. Part 1007.

C. If a search warrant is issued for any place of abode, a sworn unit investigator shall notify and request assistance from the State Police or the local law-enforcement agency from the locality where such abode is located prior to executing such search warrant. A sworn unit investigator shall not execute any search warrant for the search of any place of abode unless such sworn unit investigator is accompanied by a State Police officer or a local law-enforcement officer from the locality where such abode is located. Any evidence obtained from a search warrant executed in violation of this subsection shall not be admitted into evidence for the Commonwealth in any prosecution.

2023, c. 619.

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