§15-2-52. Termination of benefits; procedures.
(a) Whenever the board determines that a person seeking
benefits under the provisions of this article has made false
representation of a material fact in support of applying for or
retaining benefits or has falsified or permitted to be falsified
any record or records of the retirement system in support of
benefits, the board shall terminate any present benefit approved as
a result of the false statement or record. In addition, the board
shall initiate appropriate action to recover any benefits paid by
virtue of the false representation.
(b) Any termination of benefits pursuant to this section may
be appealed pursuant to the state administrative procedures act in
chapter twenty-nine-a of this code. The board may promulgate rules
in accordance with the provisions of article three of said chapter
regarding the procedure for termination of benefits and any
repayment of benefits.