2307.65 Civil action to recover benefits improperly paid.

(A) The attorney general may bring a civil action in the Franklin county court of common pleas on behalf of the department of medicaid, and the prosecuting attorney of the county in which a violation of division (B) of section 2913.401 of the Revised Code occurs may bring a civil action in the court of common pleas of that county on behalf of the county department of job and family services, against a person who violates division (B) of section 2913.401 of the Revised Code for the recovery of the amount of benefits paid on behalf of a person that either department would not have paid but for the violation minus any amounts paid in restitution under division (C)(2) of section 2913.401 of the Revised Code and for reasonable attorney's fees and all other fees and costs of litigation.

(B) In a civil action brought under division (A) of this section, if the defendant failed to disclose a transfer of property in violation of division (B)(3) of section 2913.401 of the Revised Code, the court may also grant any of the following relief to the extent permitted by the "Social Security Act," section 1917, 42 U.S.C. 1396p:

(1) Avoidance of the transfer of property that was not disclosed in violation of division (B)(3) of section 2913.401 of the Revised Code to the extent of the amount of benefits the department would not have paid but for the violation;

(2) An order of attachment or garnishment against the property in accordance with Chapter 2715. or 2716. of the Revised Code;

(3) An injunction against any further disposition by the transferor or transferee, or both, of the property the transfer of which was not disclosed in violation of division (B)(3) of section 2913.401 of the Revised Code or against the disposition of other property by the transferor or transferee;

(4) Appointment of a receiver to take charge of the property transferred or of other property of the transferee;

(5) Any other relief that the court considers just and equitable.

(C) To the extent permitted by the "Social Security Act," section 1917, 42 U.S.C. 1396p, the department of medicaid or the county department of job and family services may enforce a judgment obtained under this section by levying on property the transfer of which was not disclosed in violation of division (B)(3) of section 2913.401 of the Revised Code or on the proceeds of the transfer of that property in accordance with Chapter 2329. of the Revised Code.

(D) The remedies provided in divisions (B) and (C) of this section do not apply if the transferee of the property the transfer of which was not disclosed in violation of division (B)(3) of section 2913.401 of the Revised Code acquired the property in good faith and for fair market value.

(E) The remedies provided in this section are not exclusive and do not preclude the use of any other criminal or civil remedy for any act that is in violation of section 2913.401 of the Revised Code.

(F) Amounts of medicaid services paid and recovered in an action brought under this section shall be credited to the general revenue fund, and any applicable federal share shall be returned to the appropriate agency or department of the United States.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 09-29-2005