Audits: Problems plague MD developmental disabilities program

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By Charlie Hayward | Maryland Reporter

Officials at state agencies charged with helping people with disabilities often lament the enormous gap between the needs of people with disabilities and the resources Maryland has to help them.

Yet, in the latest of a series of critical audit reports of the Developmental Disabilities Administration going back 10 years, the legislative auditor describes extensive failures to collect millions of revenues from the federal government and local jurisdictions and systematic problems that led to chronic underbilling for federal government funds.

The audit also revealed:

  • overpayments to contractors;
  • inadequate documentation of monitoring to assure contractors were properly providing services to the disabled;
  • ineffective procedures that should be in place to find overpayments;
  • vehicle purchases for disabled clients from alcohol tax revenues that didn’t follow program guidelines;
  • pervasive accounting adjustments without explanation, and several weaknesses over access and security of IT data.

Read more at Maryland Reporter.

Read more: http://marylandreporter.com/2013/10/23/analysis-audits-show-problems-have-plagued-md-developmental-disabilities-admin-for-years/#ixzz2idysjQpv
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