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Section 409.9205, Florida Statutes 2007

409.9205  Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.--

(1)  Except as provided in s. 110.205, all positions in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Department of Legal Affairs are hereby transferred to the Career Service System.

(2)  All investigators employed by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit who have been certified under s. 943.1395 are law enforcement officers of the state. Such investigators have the authority to conduct criminal investigations, bear arms, make arrests, and apply for, serve, and execute search warrants, arrest warrants, capias, and other process throughout the state pertaining to Medicaid fraud as described in this chapter. The Attorney General shall provide reasonable notice of criminal investigations conducted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to, and coordinate those investigations with, the sheriffs of the respective counties.

History.--s. 6, ch. 96-331; s. 7, ch. 2000-163; s. 1, ch. 2001-276; s. 59, ch. 2001-277.