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110 STAT. 2018 PUBLIC LAW 104-191—AUG. 21, 1996

  • '§ 1518. Obstruction of criminal investigations of health care

offenses "(a) Whoever willfully prevents, obstructs, misleads, delays or attempts to prevent, obstruct, mislead, or delay the communication of information or records relating to a violation of a Federal health care offense to a criminal investigator shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both. "(b) As used in this section the term 'criminal investigator' means any individual duly authorized by a department, agency, or armed force of the United States to conduct or engage in investigations for prosecutions for violations of health care offenses.". (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.— The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 73 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "1518. Obstruction of criminal investigations of health care offenses.". SEC. 246. LAUNDERING OF MONETARY INSTRUMENTS. Section 1956(c)(7) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "(F) Any act or activity constituting an offense involving a Federal health care offense.". SEC. 247. INJUNCTIVE RELIEF RELATING TO HEALTH CARE OFFENSES. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 1345(a)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking "or" at the end of subparagraph (A); (2) by inserting "or" at the end of subparagraph (B); and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(C) committing or about to commit a Federal health care offense.". (b) FREEZING OF ASSETS.—Section 1345(a)(2) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting "or a Federal health care offense" after "title)". SEC. 248. AUTHORIZED INVESTIGATIVE DEMAND PROCEDURES. (a) IN GENERAL. —Chapter 223 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding after section 3485 the following:

    • § 3486. Authorized investigative demand procedures

"(a) AUTHORIZATION. — (1) In any investigation relating to any act or activity involving a Federal health care offense, the Attorney General or the Attorney General's designee may issue in writing and cause to be served a subpoena— "(A) requiring the production of any records (including any books, papers, documents, electronic media, or other objects or tangible things), which may be relevant to an authorized law enforcement inquiry, that a person or legal entity may possess or have care, custody, or control; or "(B) requiring a custodian of records to give testimony concerning the production and authentication of such records. "(2) A subpoena under this subsection shall describe the objects required to be produced and prescribe a return date within a reasonable period of time within which the objects can be assembled and made available. "(3) The production of records shall not be required under this section at any place more than 500 miles distant from the