Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Center Closure Plan Progress (Follow-up Review)

Our prior report (98-S-47) addressed the progress made by the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) in closing its developmental centers and moving consumers into community-based settings. Our prior audit found that OMRDD had made significant progress in closing Centers and reducing the population at the Centers, but that it would not meet its goal of moving its consumers into community-based settings by the year 2000. Additionally, OMRDD had not publicly disclosed this information to its stakeholders. We also found that OMRDD could be more involved in working with the Empire State Development Corporation in the disposition of its unneeded Center property. We made four recommendations to address our findings. Our current audit found that OMRDD officials have fully implemented all four recommendations.

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