What laws protect health care whistleblowers in Virginia?
VA Code Ann. §§ 63.2-1730 and 31 protect certain health care workers from retaliation for reporting misconduct and/or abuse in assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, and child welfare agencies.
An employee who reports misconduct and/or abuse in an assisted living facility, adult day care center, or child welfare agency and is retaliated against for reporting may be able to file a claim for wrongful discharge in violation of Virginia public policy against her employer.
And the Virginia Whistleblower Protection Law, effective July 1, 2020, protects health care workers.
Virginia Whistleblower Protection Law
In April 2020, Virginia enacted a whistleblower protection law. It will provide robust protection for health care workers. Click here to read more about Virginia's whistleblower protection statute.
New Virginia Whistleblower Law Offers Broad Employee Protection
Health care workers employed at federal contractors and grantees are also protected under the NDAA whistleblower protection law. See our article Whistleblower Protections Under the National Defense Authorization Act.
Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act
Health care workers that suffer retaliation for reporting Medicaid fraud are protected under Virginia's Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, and health care workers that suffer retaliation for reporting fraud against the federal government are protected under the whistleblower protection provision of the False Claims Act. Virginia health care whistleblowers may also be eligible for a qui tam whistleblower award under the False Claims Act.
Virginia Anti-Retaliation Laws
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Virginia Whistleblower Protection Lawyers
Contact us today to find out how a leading Virginia whistleblower law firm can help maximize your recovery in a Virginia whistleblower retaliation or whistleblower rewards matter.
To find out if you have a whistleblower claim in Virginia, contact Jason Zuckerman at (202) 262-8959 to schedule a confidential consultation.