Hawaii False Claims Act

Hawaii has two false claims acts, one that covers claims to the state and another that covers claims to the counties. Both the state false claims act and the county false claims act allow whistleblowers who know of violations of the law to file a “qui tam” lawsuit. The laws have general application, covering many types of fraud against the state and counties, not just healthcare fraud.

Under both of the Hawaii Acts a successful whistleblower will receive between 15 and 25 percent of the proceeds in cases where the state intervenes; if the state does not intervene a successful whistleblower will receive between 25 and 30 percent of the proceeds. These amounts may be reduced if the whistleblower planned or initiated the violation.


Read the full text of the law here.