1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Elder
  4. Article 2: Programs For the Elderly
  5. Title 3: Program For Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage


Section 251 Penalties for fraud and abuse

Elder (ELD)

1. Any person who knowingly makes a false statement or representation, or who by deliberate concealment of any material fact, or by impersonation or other fraudulent device, obtains or attempts to obtain or aids or abets any person to obtain any benefit under this title to which he or she is not entitled, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

  2. Any person who, having made application to receive any benefit under this title for the use and benefit of another and having received it, knowingly and willfully converts such benefit or any part thereof to a use other than for the use and benefit of such other person, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

  3. Any person who, with intent to defraud, presents for allowance or payment any false or fraudulent claim for furnishing services or merchandise, or knowingly submits false information for the purpose of obtaining greater compensation than that to which he or she is legally entitled for furnishing services or merchandise, or knowingly submits false information for the purpose of obtaining authorization for furnishing services or merchandise under this title, shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.