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68-936. Presentation of false medicaid claim; civil liability; civil penalty; costs and attorney's fees.(1) A person presents a false medicaid claim and is subject to civil liability if such person:(a) Knowingly presents, or causes to be presented, to an officer or employee of the state, a false or fraudulent claim for payment or approval;(b) Knowingly makes or uses, or causes to be made or used, a false record or statement to obtain payment or approval by the state of a false or fraudulent claim;(c) Conspires to defraud the state by obtaining payment or approval by the state of a false or fraudulent claim;(d) Has possession, custody, or control of property or money used, or that will be used, by the state and, intending to defraud the state or willfully conceal the property, delivers, or causes to be delivered, less property than the amount for which such person receives a certificate or receipt;(e) Buys, or receives as a pledge of an obligation or debt, public property from any officer or employee of the state knowing that such officer or employee may not lawfully sell or pledge such property; or(f) Knowingly makes, uses, or causes to be made or used, a false record or statement with the intent to conceal, avoid, or decrease an obligation to pay or transmit money or property to the state.(2) A person who presents a false medicaid claim under subsection (1) of this section is subject to, in addition to any other remedies that may be prescribed by law, a civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars. In addition to any civil penalty, a person who presents a false medicaid claim under subsection (1) of this section may be subject to damages in the amount of three times the amount of the false claim submitted to the state due to the act of such person.(3) If the state is the prevailing party in an action under the False Medicaid Claims Act, the defendant, in addition to penalties and damages, shall pay the state's costs and attorney's fees for the civil action brought to recover penalties or damages under the act.(4) Liability under this section is joint and several for any act committed by two or more persons. SourceLaws 1996, LB 1155, § 69; Laws 1997, LB 307, § 110; R.S.1943, (2003), § 68-1037.03; Laws 2004, LB 1084, § 3; R.S.Supp.,2004, § 68-1075; Laws 2006, LB 1248, § 36.