New Mexico False Claims Act

New Mexico has both a Fraud Against Taxpayers 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 New Mexico False Claims Act extend beyond the state to political subdivisions. “Qui tam” suits may be brought by whistleblowers on behalf of the state or a political subdivision.

Both laws provide that 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.