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An Illinois state audit has found systemic failures in the licensing and oversight of thousands of taxpayer-funded group homes for adults with disabilities. The nearly 230-page report released Thursday by Auditor General Frank Mautino's office found communication failures within the state Department of Human Services. Auditors said officials who license group homes "routinely" didn't receive findings and reports from those who investigate abuse. The audit found failures in documenting whether deficiencies were corrected. It also questioned whether the state did enough in recent years to ensure the safe transition of more than 400 adults from larger... [Read More]
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An Illinois state audit that found several oversight problems with taxpayer-funded group homes addressed several concerns with the 2012 closure of the Jacksonville Developmental Center, including some potential over-payments on contracts and potential contractual obligations that were not met. The report reviewed several documents and reported several communication failures within the Department of Human Services. In Jacksonville, the report question changes to a contract between DHS and Community Resource Associates, an organization contracted to oversee the transition of patients at Jacksonville Developmental Center during the closure process. [Read More]
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State and federal agencies are investigating conditions at a suburban Chicago shelter following a Washington Post report that included allegations of abuse against children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' office of inspector... [Read More]
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Auditor General Frank Mautino's office found communication failures within the state DHS... [Read More]
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We knew there were serious problems with Texas Health and Human Services Commission handling of billions of dollars in contracts for health care... [Read More]
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News, issues, and events from Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties in western North Carolina. [Read More]
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A person living in the southeastern part of North Carolina was killed from West Nile Virus, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. This is the state's first death from and first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2018. [Read More]
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North Carolina had its first death from and first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2018, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services. [Read More]
Restaurant owners may know that open-faced sandwiches are regulated by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), part of the Department of Health and Human Services. But if a second... [Read More]
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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports an adult in southeastern North Carolina died last week from West Nile virus. [Read More]
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On Wednesday, Democracy Now!'s Laura Gottesdiener sat down with a Salvadoran mother named Belqui Yessenia Castillo Cortez, who reunited with her 3-year-old son Michael last week after they were separated by immigration officials at the border in Texas. Federal documents show the mother and son arrived at the legal port of entry in Rio Grande City on May 28, 2018, to apply for asylum in the United States. Immigration authorities detained them and then separated them, sending Belqui to the Port Isabel Detention Center in Texas, while her 3-year-old son was flown all the way to New York and... [Read More]
An Illinois state audit has found systemic failures in the licensing and oversight of thousands of taxpayer-funded group homes for adults with disabilities. The Chicago Tribune reports that the nearly 230-page report released Thursday by Auditor General Frank Mautino's office found communication failures within the state Department of Human Services. Auditors say officials... [Read More]
President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Pfizer CEO Ian Read Thursday amid the administration's campaign to get drug companies to lower prices, according to a White House spokesman.... [Read More]
Schuylkill County has received bids for the complete rehabilitation of the human services building at 410 N. Centre St., Pottsville. The bids were opened last week and are being reviewed, County Administrator Gary Bender said during the commi... [Read More]
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The Adams County Health and Human Services reports that their telephone number has been hacked.According to a support services coordinator, elderly residents of Milwaukee... [Read More]
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ST. LOUIS – SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is one of 10 transplant centers nationwide – and the only one in Missouri – to participate in a new "Living Donor Collective" to follow long-term health outcomes after living donation. The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), under contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, established the registry. "All living donors are altruistic making a gift of themselves they really deserve... [Read More]
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Inside an emergency command bunker high above the Mall, teams of federal workers are sifting through the case files of migrant children, matching them to parents in U.S. immigration jails and planning their reunions. The room on the sixth floor of the Department of Health and Human Services' Hubert... [Read More]
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The Betty K. Marler Center in Lakewood touts itself as a place that provides a nurturing environment for troubled youth, but a Department of Human Services report paints a completely different picture. The facility is operated by Rite of Passage, which operates four youth centers in Colorado. The FOX31 Problem Solvers learned a combination of complaints and a routine licensing inspection found several incidents that involved unsupervised residents. The report says one youth got on top of... [Read More]
PIERCE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Tuesday - June 26, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. MINUTES Meeting called to order by Chairman Jeff Holst at 7:02 p.m. in the County Board Room at the Pierce County Courthouse. A quorum was established with roll call by County Clerk Jamie Feuerhelm with 16 supervisors present; 1 excused (D. Bergseng). Also attending were Corporation Counsel Brad Lawrence, Jason Matthys-Interim AC/Chief Deputy Sheriff, Carol DeWolfe-Register in Probate, Ron Schmidt-Human Services Director, Julie Brickner-Finance Director, Heather Conway-ADRC Manager, Ramona McCree-CBIZ, Dennis Polzin-CBIZ, Wanda Kinneman-Insurance Coordinator, Bruce Borgerding-Ethics Board appointee,... [Read More]
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