The 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..

 

OIG's Investigations Division recovered $60,115 in the third quarter of fiscal year 2018.