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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

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Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Fire Prevention, Safety and Control


Issued: November 21, 2013
Link to full audit report 2013-S-40

Purpose
To determine if the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (Office) is in compliance with applicable fire prevention, safety and control requirements that help ensure the safety of the vulnerable populations it serves.  The audit covers the period from January 1, 2012 to October 18, 2013.

Background
The Office plans, develops and regulates the State’s system of chemical dependency and gambling treatment programs.  This includes direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers, which provide inpatient rehabilitation services to 10,000 persons per year.  The Office has approximately 675 facilities that provide daytime services and 339 bedded facilities that provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Fire safety inspections are conducted annually at the bedded facilities, which house persons overnight, and every other year at daytime facilities. These inspections are conducted by fire safety experts from the Office’s Facilities Evaluation and Inspection Unit.

Key Finding

  • The Office is in compliance with applicable fire prevention, safety and control requirements that help ensure the safety of the vulnerable populations it serves.

Key Recommendations

  • None

Other Related Audits/Reports of Interest

State University of New York: Fire Safety at Dormitories (2005-S-61)


State Government Accountability Contact Information:
Audit Director: John Buyce
Phone: (518) 474-3271; Email: StateGovernmentAccountability@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller; Division of State Government Accountability; 110 State Street, 11th Floor; Albany, NY 12236