Inspections conducts inspections of HHS programs, systems, and functions. Inspections also oversees the state’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Vendor Monitoring Unit. This unit conducts in-store evaluations, compliance buys, and invoice audits to monitor vendors participating in the WIC program.

Investigations includes commissioned peace officers and non-commissioned personnel. It has three units: 

  • State Centers Investigations Team conducts criminal investigations of allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation at state supported living centers and state hospitals.
  • Cooperative Disability Investigations investigates statements and activities that raise suspicion of disability fraud.
  • Electronic Benefit Transfer Trafficking conducts criminal investigations related to trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Benefits Program Integrity investigates allegations of overpayments to health and human services program clients enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program; Medicaid; Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.

For more information, please review the Annual Inspection Plan for fiscal year 2019.