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Cooperation of agency officials and employees
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 1, TITLE 3
§ 33. Cooperation of agency officials and employees. 1. In addition to
the authority otherwise provided by this title, the inspector, in
carrying out the provisions of this title, is authorized to request such
information, assistance and cooperation from any federal, state or local
governmental department, board, bureau, commission, or other agency or
unit thereof as may be necessary for carrying out the duties and
responsibilities enjoined upon the inspector by this section. State and
local agencies or units thereof are hereby authorized and directed to
provide to the inspector, or, at the request of the inspector, to state
agencies or their contractors, such information, assistance and
cooperation. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
requests for information, assistance and cooperation may include, but
not be limited to, all state and local government birth, death and vital
statistics which may be contained in files, databases or registries, and
for all information shall, upon request, include, where possible, making
electronic copies or record exchanges available. Executive agencies
shall coordinate and facilitate the transfer of appropriate functions
and positions to the office as necessary and in accordance with
applicable law.

2. Upon request of a local social services district or a prosecutor of
competent jurisdiction, the office, department, any other state or local
government entity and the Medicaid fraud control unit shall provide such
information and assistance as such entity or unit shall deem necessary,
appropriate and available to aid and facilitate the investigation of
fraud and abuse within the medical assistance program and the recoupment
of improperly expended funds.