Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is joined by State Senators Jim Hughes (R-Columbus), Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) and Rep. Ross McGregor (R-Springfield) to announce legislation creating a False Claims Act, also known as a "whistleblower" protection law. The proposed legislation would encourage those with knowledge of fraud involving Ohio funds to come forward. The proposed law would also enable Ohio to take advantage of a federal provision in Medicaid fraud cases.
If the proposed state False Claims Act passes, Ohio would join 27 other states, including Florida, Virginia, and Michigan, with its own FCA.
April 7, 2011