Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Contract with Daytop Village, Inc.

The New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) often contracts for treatment and prevention services and other specialized programs. One such contract is with Daytop Village, Inc. (Daytop). OASAS provided Daytop up to $110 million over the six years ending June 30, 2010 to fund a Chemical Dependency Services Program (Program) for adolescents and adults. Under the contract, Daytop must maximize all revenues that can be obtained for Program services, must ensure only appropriate costs are charged to the Program and must offset such costs with program revenues to establish amounts to be charged to and reimbursed by OASAS. We found that Daytop did not fulfill these responsibilities during the contract period. As a result, OASAS paid Daytop at least $11.5 million more than it may have been entitled to. Our report contains three recommendations for OASAS to improve its oversight.

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