The Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse relies upon many different laws in its criminal and civil prosecutions involving both Medi-Cal fraud and elder abuse. The laws referenced below are representative of the ones most commonly charged by the Division against defendants. However, the charts are not intended to be all-inclusive. The crimes charged depend upon the specific circumstances of each particular case, and each case is different.
Also included for the benefit of the public are charts with laws commonly relied upon by private parties in civil actions.
Although summaries of the laws and their corresponding penalties have been provided, you should always refer to the law itself for the exact wording and effect. To that end and for the convenience of the public, hyperlinks have been provided to bring you to the law itself - simply left-click on the name of the law. The Division assumes no responsibility for any reliance placed upon the charts below, or for any inaccuracies contained in such charts or in the text of the laws displayed on the hyperlinked web pages. The information provided should not be considered a substitute for thorough independent research through appropriate means into the correct text, application, and effect of each law.