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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 12. State/Local Hospitalization Program

§ 32.1-350. Fraudulently obtaining benefits; criminal penalty.

A. Any person who engages in the following activities, on behalf of himself or another, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor in addition to any other penalties provided by law:

1. Knowingly and willfully making or causing to be made any false statement or misrepresentation of a material fact in an application for eligibility under this program or in order to participate in or receive reimbursement from the program;

2. Knowingly and willfully concealing or failing to disclose any event affecting the initial or continued right of any individual to any benefits with an intent to secure fraudulently such benefits in a greater amount or quantity than is authorized or when no such benefit is authorized;

3. Knowingly and willfully failing to notify the local department of social services, through whom the benefits of this program were obtained, of changes in the circumstances of any recipient or applicant which could result in reduction or termination of the benefits;

4. Knowingly and willfully failing to provide any reports or data to the Department as required in this chapter.

B. Conviction of any provider or any employee or officer of such provider of any offense under this section shall also result in forfeiture of any payments due.

1989, cc. 657, 746; 2002, c. 747.

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