6. a. In addition to the authority otherwise provided by this act, the Medicaid Inspector General is authorized to request, and shall be entitled to receive, such information, assistance, and cooperation from any federal, State, or local government department, board, bureau, commission, or other agency or unit thereof, as may be necessary to carry out his duties and responsibilities pursuant to this act.
b. Upon the request of a prosecutor of competent jurisdiction, the office, department, any other State or local government entity, and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit shall provide the prosecutor with information, data, assistance, staff, and other resources as shall be necessary, appropriate and available to aid and facilitate the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud.
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