Office of Children and Family Services
Oversight of Adult Care Facilities (Follow-Up Review) Adult care facilities provide non-medical care to adults who are substantially unable to live independently. Facilities housing five or more adults are licensed and inspected by the Department of Health, while facilities housing four or fewer adults are licensed and inspected by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). In our prior audit report 98-S-60, we examined the licensing and inspection processes of the two agencies and found that a number of improvements were needed. In this follow-up review, we addressed the actions taken by OCFS in response to the recommendations contained in our prior report (in report 2002-F-15, we addressed the actions taken by the Department of Health). We found that, while OCFS had taken action to improve its verification of the information provided by license applicants and to strengthen its monitoring of facility inspections, additional actions were needed if OCFS was to fully comply with all the recommendations contained in our prior report.
For a complete copy of Report 2001-F-32 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.