HB4001 HFAT 2-23

    Chairman Manchin moves to amend the title of the bill to read as follows: 

    H.B. 4001 – “A BILL to amend and reenact §9-7-6 the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §14-4-1, §14-4-2, §14-4-3, §14-4-4, §14-4-5, §14-4-6, §14-4-7, §14-4-8 and §14-4-9, all relating to creating the Government Fraud Prevention Act of 2014; amending the fraud and abuse in Medicaid program to provide for damages under the Act; prohibited acts; damages, costs and civil penalties; limitations on damages; responsibilities of the Attorney General; civil actions by private persons; rights of parties; awards to plaintiffs; the barring of certain civil actions; state not liable for the expenses of private litigants; private action for retaliatory conduct; limitation of actions; and state intervention in action by private person.