“Claim” means a request or demand made to a public agency, including a request or demand made pursuant to a contract, that seeks moneys, property, services or benefits that will be provided in whole or in part by a public body, whether directly or through reimbursement of another public agency that provides the moneys, property, services or benefits.
“False claim” means a claim that:
Contains, or is based on, false or fraudulent information;
Contains any statement or representation that is untrue in whole or part; or
Omits information that could have a material effect on the value, validity or authenticity of the claim.
“Public agency” means:
A public body;
The United States or a federal agency;
A person who contracts with a public body; or
A person other than an individual who receives a grant from a public body.