State False Claims Laws




State Qui Tam and False Claims Laws

Numerous states as well as a few cities have passed statutes similar to the Federal False Claims Act. These statutes allow private citizens to file suit based on fraud against state and local entities. To view a particular statute, click on the corresponding link below. Please note that although we endeavor to keep this section as up to date as possible, the dynamic nature of the qui tam field means that amendments or additional laws may have been passed recently. Please ensure you consult the most current versions of the applicable statutes before acting on their contents.

STATES

Arkansas 1,2
California
Colorado 1
Connecticut 1
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia 1
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa 1
Louisiana 1
Maryland1
Massachusetts
Michigan 1
Minnesota
Missouri 1, 2
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire 1 
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Oklahoma 1
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas 1
Virginia
Washington 1
Wisconsin 1

CITIES

Chicago, IL
New York City, NY

1 Medicaid only statute

2 Statute that provides for whistleblower rewards but does not contain a qui tam provision.