The OIG Inspections Division conducts inspections of HHS programs, systems, and functions focused on fraud, waste, abuse, and systemic issues in order to improve the HHS System.
Inspections Division 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.
For more information, please review the One-Year Rolling Inspections Plan for fiscal year 2018.
The OIG Investigations Division is comprised of the State Centers Investigative Team and the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Trafficking Unit. The division protects the integrity of HHS programs through investigations of employee misconduct involving abuse, neglect and exploitation in State Supported Living Centers and State Hospitals as well as vendor and recipient EBT trafficking.
Cases are referred for Administrative Disqualification Hearings (ADH) and prosecution to appropriate state or federal regulatory and law enforcement authorities. Commissioned Peace Officers in the division conduct criminal investigations of allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in State Supported Living Centers and State Hospitals, and EBT trafficking.