§ 30-44-1 Short title
§ 30-44-2 Definitions
§ 30-44-3 Power to investigate and enforce civil remedies and prosecute criminal actions
§ 30-44-4 Falsification of documents; defined; penalties
§ 30-44-5 Failure to retain records; defined; penalties
§ 30-44-6 Obstruction of investigation; defined; penalty
§ 30-44-7 Medicaid fraud; defined; investigation; penalties
§ 30-44-8 Civil penalties; created; enumerated; presumption; limitation of action

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 30 > Article 44

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.