Georgia False Claims Act

Georgia has both a has both a False Claims Act, covering many types of fraud against the state, and a separate False Medicaid 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 Georgia False Claims Act extend to political subdivisions, including counties, school districts and municipal corporations. “Qui tam” suits may be brought by whistleblowers on behalf of the state or a political subdivision.

A successful whistleblower proceeding under either Act will receive between 15 and 25 percent of the proceeds in cases where the states 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.