Arkansas False Claims Act and Whistleblower Laws

Arkansas False Claims Act

Arkansas has two laws available to recover funds lost due to Medicaid fraud. The Arkansas Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act permits a civil lawsuit to recover losses from fraud against the Arkansas Medicaid program. The Arkansas Medicaid Fraud Act is a criminal statute which provides for criminal sanctions for persons engaged in Medicaid Fraud. Penalties for violations of these laws include t

The Arkansas Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act and the Arkansas Medicaid Fraud Act offers whistleblowers a reward of up to 10 percent of the amount recovered by the state. These are not qui tam laws – any information received is investigated by the state Attorney General and any civil or criminal lawsuit seeking recovery for losses must be brought by the state.

Other Arkansas Whistleblower Laws

The Arkansas Whistleblower Protection Act offers state employees protection from retaliation for participation in a government investigation or refusal to engage in conduct that violates any law.

Arkansas employees are also protected by a variety of federal whistleblower laws and programs which entitle them to compensation for retaliation and rewards for information that results in the successful recovery of monetary sanctions.

Special Disclaimers

Whistleblower laws are complex and contain many terms and conditions. These summaries are intended to be brief introductions to the law and not a detailed coverage of the intricacies of the law. For additional information about one of these laws, please contact our whistleblower lawyers at 1-800-590-4116.

Note: McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt attorneys represent whistleblowers under federal whistleblower reward programs established at the Justice Department, SEC, CFTC, IRS, NHTSA and other federal agencies. We selectively handle client cases involving state law retaliation issues where there is a corresponding claim for a federal or state reward. In certain states, we may do so through association with an employment lawyer licensed in the state where these acts happened because our lawyers are not barred in every state. We generally do not represent public sector (state employee) whistleblowers.

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