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Referrals for Exclusion Based on Convictions

Exclusion Authority

OIG is required to exclude individuals and entities convicted of the following types of criminal offenses:

OIG has discretion to exclude individuals and entities on several grounds, including:

For purposes of exclusion, an individual is considered "convicted" when:

How to Make an Exclusion Referral

If you become aware of a conviction that might serve as a basis for an exclusion, please let us know. At a minimum, OIG needs the following information to begin an exclusion investigation. If the documents set forth below are available, please send the OIG copies:



If the document contains Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Protected Health care Information (PHI), please contact the OIG to arrange to use the OIG's secure server to transmit the documents rather than sending them by e-mail.