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Title 42Chapter IVSubchapter DPart 457Subpart I → §457.915

Title 42: Public Health
Subpart I—Program Integrity

§457.915   Fraud detection and investigation.

(a) State program requirements. The State must establish procedures for ensuring program integrity and detecting fraudulent or abusive activity. These procedures must include the following:

(1) Methods and criteria for identifying suspected fraud and abuse cases.

(2) Methods for investigating fraud and abuse cases that—

(i) Do not infringe on legal rights of persons involved; and

(ii) Afford due process of law.

(b) State program integrity unit. The State may establish an administrative agency responsible for monitoring and maintaining the integrity of the separate child health program.

(c) Program coordination. The State must develop and implement procedures for referring suspected fraud and abuse cases to the State program integrity unit (if such a unit is established) and to appropriate law enforcement officials. Law enforcement officials include the—

(1) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG);

(2) U.S. Attorney's Office, Department of Justice (DOJ);

(3) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and

(4) State Attorney General's office.

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