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  1. Introduced Jan 14, 2013
  2. Passed Senate Feb 26, 2013
  3. Passed House Apr 15, 2013
  4. Signed into Law May 7, 2013

SB 559

Indiana Senate Bill

Fraud. Establishes procedures for filing a civil action on behalf of the state to recover money owed to the state, plus civil penalties and damages, due to the filing of a false claim under the Medicaid program. Provides that the attorney general and the inspector general have concurrent jurisdiction to investigate such false claims. Permits an individual to file a civil action concerning false Medicaid claims on behalf of the individual and the state, and specifies the amounts an individual is entitled to receive if the state prevails in the action. Under certain conditions, allows the attorney general or the inspector general to intervene in an action filed by an individual or to seek dismissal of that action. Provides enhanced relief for a whistleblower who has been retaliated against by an employer for assisting in an investigation concerning a false Medicaid claim. Specifies that all state agencies shall cooperate with the department of state revenue (department) in tax administration by providing, at no charge to the department, relevant information that the department requests, including monthly reports identifying the use of a fraudulent identity. Requires the department of correction to annually provide to the department an electronic file listing the name and Social Security number of each individual under the jurisdiction of the department of correction. Requires the state department of health to annually provide to the department an electronic file listing the name of each individual for whom an Indiana death certificate was issued during the last year. Requires the state excise police to investigate allegations of electronic benefit transfer (EBT) fraud. Requires an owner, vendor, or third party processor of an automated teller machine or point of sale terminal to disable access to electronic cash assistance benefits in specified prohibited locations. Requires the division of family resources to assist owners, vendors, and third party processors in carrying out this provision. Makes it a Class B infraction for a person to violate these provisions. Requires the division of family resources to establish a process for certain recipients to follow in order to receive a replacement EBT card. Sets forth the Medicaid ineligibility time frame for a person who is convicted of forgery, fraud, legend drug deception, and other deceptions related to the application for or receipt of Medicaid assistance. Requires a transportation provider that applies to enroll in the Medicaid program to file with the office of Medicaid policy and planning a surety bond to be used for specified purposes. Provides certain exceptions. Includes pharmacy benefit managers in the definition of "insurer" for purposes of releasing specified information to the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) and the office's agents. Requires the office to visit certain Medicaid providers and provider applicants if certain conditions are met. Requires a national criminal history background check on certain Medicaid provider applicants at the cost of the applicant. Allows an audit and inspection of completed school lunch program applications to ensure that applicants meet the requirements to participate in the program.
2013 Regular Session
Bill Subjects:
Other Legal Issues Executive Branch
Sponsors (5):



Date Chamber  
May 13, 2013 House Public Law 197
May 7, 2013 Senate Signed by the Governor
Apr 29, 2013 Senate Signed by the President of the Senate
Apr 25, 2013 House Signed by the Speaker
Apr 24, 2013 Senate Signed by the President Pro Tempore
Apr 17, 2013 Senate Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 491: yeas 44, nays 1 - Related Vote
Apr 16, 2013 Senate Motion to concur in House amendments filed
Apr 15, 2013 House Returned to the Senate with amendments
Apr 15, 2013 House Third reading: passed; Roll Call 499: yeas 92, nays 0 - Related Vote
Apr 11, 2013 House Amendment 2 (Davisson), prevailed; voice vote
Apr 11, 2013 House Amendment 3 (DeLaney), prevailed; voice vote
Apr 11, 2013 House Reread second time: amended, ordered engrossed
Apr 9, 2013 House Motion to recommit to Committee on Judiciary (Bauer) failed; Roll Call 438: yeas 31, nays 65
Apr 9, 2013 House Motion to make a special order of business for April 11 (Pelath) failed; voice vote
Apr 9, 2013 House Amendment 1 (Turner), withdrawn
Apr 9, 2013 House Second reading: call withdrawn
Apr 4, 2013 House Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
Mar 12, 2013 House First reading: referred to Committee on Ways and Means
Feb 26, 2013 Senate Cosponsor: Rep. Truitt
Feb 26, 2013 Senate House sponsor: Rep. Turner
Feb 26, 2013 Senate Referred to the House
Feb 26, 2013 Senate Third reading: passed; Roll Call 245: yeas 43 and nays 7
Feb 25, 2013 Senate Second reading: ordered engrossed
Feb 21, 2013 Senate Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
Feb 19, 2013 Senate Senators Holdman and Pat Miller added as coauthors
Jan 31, 2013 Senate Committee report: amended, reassigned to Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy
Jan 28, 2013 Senate Senator Charbonneau added as coauthor
Jan 24, 2013 Senate Senator Mishler added as second author
Jan 14, 2013 Senate First reading: referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
Jan 14, 2013 Senate Authored by Senator Hershman


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