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GAO Finds ACL Did Not Review Independent Living Program Compliance

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GAO Finds ACL Did Not Review Independent Living Program Compliance

Monday, August 19, 2019
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Last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued the following report regarding one of the major federal agencies supporting federal disability programs, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), which is housed in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The report was focused on ACL’s required oversight of independent living centers for people with disabilities.

“The Administration for Community Living Failed to Conduct Any of the Required Onsite Compliance Reviews of Independent Living Programs (A-05-18-00034)

In June 2017, HHS-OIG received a hotline complaint alleging that the Administration for Community Living (ACL) was not conducting its required oversight of independent living programs. We performed this audit to determine whether ACL appropriately oversaw the activities of independent living programs.

Our objective was to determine specifically whether ACL conducted required onsite compliance reviews or any other monitoring activities of independent living programs.