The Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111-21), as described in detail in the May 14, 2009, issue of the Health Law Update , will provide the government with even broader enforcement powers under the federal False Claims Act (FCA). The House amendments, as accepted by the Senate and signed into law by the President on May 20, 2009, include the following provisions: (1) allowing the government's pleading, including a complaint or amendment to a relator's complaint, to relate back to the date of the original complaint; (2) expanding the use of and sharing of a Civil Investigative Demand; (3) expanding the prohibition against discrimination to include those not bound by an employment contract; and (4) allowing the government or relator to serve a qui tam complaint, pleadings, or written disclosure on state and local authorities that investigate the cases on behalf of the government.