38 CFR 42.1 - Basis and purpose.

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§ 42.1 Basis and purpose.

(a)Basis. This part implements the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99-509, 6101-6104, 100 Stat. 1874 (October 21, 1986), to be codified at 31 U.S.C. 3801- 3812 3801-3812. Section 3809 of title 31 U.S.C., requires each authority head, such as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to promulgate regulations necessary to implement the provisions of the statute.

(b)Purpose. This part:

(1) Establishes and provides the only administrative procedures and actions for imposing civil penalties and assessments against persons who make, submit, or present, or cause to be made, submitted, or presented, false, fictitious, or fraudulent claims or written statements to authorities or to their agents, and

(2) Specifies the hearing and appeal rights of persons subject to allegations of liability for such penalties and assessments.

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Title 38 published on 2015-12-03

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 38 CFR Part 42 after this date.

  • 2016-09-23; vol. 81 # 185 - Friday, September 23, 2016
    1. 81 FR 65551 - Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act Amendments
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      DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: Effective September 23, 2016, the interim final rule published June 22, 2016 (81 FR 40523) is adopted as final.
      38 CFR Parts 36 and 42