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Michigan’s Governor Establishes Health Inspector General

On February 19, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm issued an Executive Order creating an independent Office of Health Services Inspector General (OHSIG) within the Department of Community Health. The Executive Order will become effective on October 1, 2010. Governor Granholm will have the responsibility to appoint the Health Services Inspector General.

The OHSIG will further the state’s fight against fraud by consolidating the responsibilities into one independent office. According to the Governor, this will ensure that the office will be able to focus on specific auditing and fraud prevention goals. The Executive Order grants the Inspector General’s Office with broad powers to carry out these tasks.

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