Medi-Cal Fraud Laws (Civil - Private Actions)

Code Section Description Penalty
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS CODE
§ 17200 et seq.
and
§ 17500 et seq.
(Unfair Business Practice; Deceptive Advertising)

Any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice; deceptive, false or misleading advertising Restitution; injunctive relief (damages and civil penalties not available to private litigants)
GOVERNMENT CODE
§ 12650 et seq.

(False Claims)
Knowingly presents or causes to be presented a false claim to the state for money, property or services; Govt. Code § 12652(c)(1) provides authority for private person to bring action on behalf of state

Civil penalty of treble damages and not less than $5,500 and not more than $11,000 for each violation