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2012 Statute


40-113.Criminal anti-fraud division; powers and duties. (a) There is hereby established within the insurance department a criminal anti-fraud division of the Kansas insurance department. The criminal anti-fraud division shall accept information and complaints regarding possible insurance fraud. The criminal anti-fraud division shall also investigate possible violations of Kansas criminal statutes pertaining to and related to insurance fraud. The criminal anti-fraud division shall prepare criminal cases for prosecution by special assistant attorneys general and shall assist in prosecution of those cases.

(b) Complaints of insurance fraud shall be accepted from Kansas consumers, other divisions within the insurance department, other state and federal law enforcement agencies, and insurance companies. The criminal anti-fraud division's investigators shall prepare clear and concise reports concerning investigations and preserve evidence.

(c) The criminal anti-fraud division will assist in the preparation and presentation of criminal cases and perform other such duties in the prevention, detection and prosecution of insurance fraud as may be necessary. Said preparation should include affidavits, interviews, preservation of evidence and securing the attendance of individuals involved in the case. In presenting the prosecution's case, members of the criminal anti-fraud division shall testify as to the facts of the case.

History: L. 2007, ch. 146, § 1; July 1.