Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 499Primary Sponsor: CoursonCommittee Number: 02Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Insurance, false claimsResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Banking and InsuranceCompanion Bill Number: 3482Computer Document Number: NO5/8933SD.93Introduced Date: 19930304Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930304Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: CoursonType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 499 Senate 19930304 Introduced, read first time, 02 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 38-55-170, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL PRESENTING OF A FALSE CLAIM FOR PAYMENT TO AN INSURER TRANSACTING BUSINESS IN THIS STATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION ALSO APPLY TO FALSE CLAIMS FOR PAYMENT MADE TO HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS AND ANY PERSON INCLUDING THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA PROVIDING BENEFITS FOR HEALTH CARE IN THIS STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 38-55-170 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 148 of 1989, is further amended to read:
"Section 38-55-170. Any person who knowingly causes to be presented a false claim for payment to an insurer transacting business in this State a false claim for payment, to a health maintenance organization transacting business in this State, or to any person, including the State of South Carolina, providing benefits for health care in this State, whether these benefits are administered directly or through a third person, or who knowingly assists, solicits, or conspires with another to present a false claim for payment as described above, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for not more than five years or fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.