Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 614Ratification Number: 99Act Number: 73Primary Sponsor: Committee (02)Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Insurer, false claimsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930423Computer Document Number: 436/11206AC.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930517Introduced Date: 19930330Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930517Last History Type: Act No. 73Scope of Legislation: StatewideSponsor Committee: Banking and InsuranceSponsor Committee Number: 02Type of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 614 ------ 19930517 Act No. 73 614 ------ 19930517 Signed by Governor 614 ------ 19930511 Ratified R 99 614 House 19930423 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 614 House 19930422 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 614 House 19930421 Debate interrupted 614 House 19930414 Committee Report: Favorable 26 614 House 19930406 Introduced, read first time, 26 referred to Committee 614 Senate 19930401 Read third time, sent to House 614 Senate 19930331 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, April 1, 1992 614 Senate 19930330 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A73, R99, S614)
AN ACT 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:
Felony to make a false claim to a health maintenance organization
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, 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.
Approved the 17th day of May, 1993.