Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Monitoring Client Incidents Reported by Selected Voluntary Agencies (Follow-Up Review)

Most of the clients overseen by the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) are cared for by not-for-profit (voluntary) agencies under contract to OMRDD. These voluntary agencies are required to investigate all incidents that endanger the well-being of clients and to report these incidents to the appropriate OMRDD regional office. In our prior audit report 95-S-12, we examined the extent to which twelve voluntary agencies complied with these investigation and reporting requirements. We found that some investigations were not timely, some investigations were not adequately monitored by OMRDD, and some staff at the voluntary agencies were not properly trained in matters relating to client incidents. We recommended that OMRDD strengthen its procedures relating to client incidents, and in our follow-up review, we found that these recommendations have been fully implemented.

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