§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.