18 USC Sec. 1518 01/05/2009
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 73 - OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
Sec. 1518. Obstruction of criminal investigations of health care
(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
(Added Pub. L. 104-191, title II, Sec. 245(a), Aug. 21, 1996, 110