Nevada Public Welfare

Sec. § 422.540
Offenses regarding false claims, statements or representations; penalties.


1.

A person, with the intent to defraud, commits an offense if with respect to the Plan the person:

(a)

Makes a claim or causes it to be made, knowing the claim to be false, in whole or in part, by commission or omission;

(b)

Makes or causes to be made a statement or representation for use in obtaining or seeking to obtain authorization to provide specific goods or services, knowing the statement or representation to be false, in whole or in part, by commission or omission;

(c)

Makes or causes to be made a statement or representation for use by another in obtaining goods or services pursuant to the Plan, knowing the statement or representation to be false, in whole or in part, by commission or omission; or

(d)

Makes or causes to be made a statement or representation for use in qualifying as a provider, knowing the statement or representation to be false, in whole or in part, by commission or omission.

2.

A person who commits an offense described in subsection 1 shall be punished for a:

(a)

Category D felony, as provided in NRS 193.130, if the amount of the claim or the value of the goods or services obtained or sought to be obtained was greater than or equal to $650.

(b)

Misdemeanor if the amount of the claim or the value of the goods or services obtained or sought to be obtained was less than $650.
Ê Amounts involved in separate violations of this section committed pursuant to a scheme or continuing course of conduct may be aggregated in determining the punishment.

3.

In addition to any other penalty for a violation of the commission of an offense described in subsection 1, the court shall order the person to pay restitution.
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Feb. 5, 2021