Office of Inspector General of Medicaid moved to independent status

Mar 11 2013 - 9:21pm


SALT LAKE CITY -- Lawmakers have reached a compromise on giving the Office of Inspector General of Medicaid Services independent status.

The Senate voted to approve an amended version of HB 106 on Monday morning, and the House voted to concur with the bill in the afternoon, moving the legislation to the governor's desk.

Sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-North Ogden, the bill creates an independent office for the OIG in the Department of Administrative Services.

Sen. Curtis Bramble, R-Provo, said the bill is a compromise worked out between the governor and other branches of government. The OIG will now provide reports to the governor, the speaker of the House and the president of the Senate.


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