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The federal False Claims Act (FCA) "prohibits false or fraudulent claims for payment to the United States," and authorizes civil lawsuits by the Attorney General or by private individuals on behalf of the government. The penalties can include treble damages, and an individual who brings a successful claim is entitled to a portion of the damages collected.
This article reviews a few of the primary issues to be addressed when seeking to have Baylor enter into contracts with vendors of goods and services.
The U.S. has implemented laws and regulations that control several aspects of international transactions (including transactions with foreign nationals in the U.S.). In general, the policies underlying the laws and regulations relate to national security, terrorist activities, immigration, commerce, and economic sanctions or embargoes against specific countries. As Baylor's research and international operations evolve and increase, these laws and regulations will have increasing impact on Baylor's operations.