Article - Health - General
(a) The Inspector General:
(1) May investigate fraud, waste, and abuse of departmental funds;
(2) Shall cooperate with and coordinate investigative efforts with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and where a preliminary investigation establishes a sufficient basis to warrant referral, shall refer such matters to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit; and
(3) Shall cooperate with and coordinate investigative efforts with departmental programs and other State and federal agencies to ensure a provider is not subject to duplicative audits.
(b) (1) The Inspector General or a designated Assistant Inspector General may subpoena any person or evidence, administer oaths, and take depositions and other testimony for the purpose of investigating fraud, waste, or abuse of departmental funds.
(2) If a person fails to comply with a lawful order or subpoena issued under this subsection, on petition of the Inspector General or a designated Assistant Inspector General, a court of competent jurisdiction may compel:
(i) Compliance with the order or subpoena; or
(ii) Testimony or the production of evidence.