Indiana False Claims Act

Indiana has both a False Claims Act, covering many types of fraud against the state, and a separate Medicaid False Claims Act, which applies to false claims presented to the state’s Medicaid program. “Qui tam” suits may be brought by whistleblowers under both laws.

The terms of the Indiana False Claims Act apply only to the state and not to political subdivisions. “Qui tam” suits may be brought by whistleblowers on behalf of the state only.

Under both of the Indiana 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. If the whistleblower planned or initiated the violation, the whistleblower is not entitled to an award.


Read the full text of the law here.