Office of Chief Counsel

OIG total recoveries for fiscal year 2021. Quarter 1: $95,356,365. Quarter 2: $73,967,167. Quarter 3: $134,965,414.

Office of Chief Counsel Division provides legal counsel and conducts employee investigations. It is comprised of the following:

General Law provides legal support for audits, investigations, inspections and reviews. Furthermore, General Law supports OIG operations, including researching termination/exclusion issues, reviewing federal share obligations, analyzing extrapolation processes, contracting and assisting with rule and statute changes affecting the agency.

Litigation handles the appeal of investigations and audits that determined providers received Medicaid funds to which they were not entitled.

Internal Affairs investigates employee misconduct in the provision of health and human services, including contract fraud within the HHS system.

State Centers Investigations Team conducts criminal investigations of allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation at state supported living centers and state hospitals.