340:2-23-13. Purpose and legal basis
(a) Purpose. The purpose of this Subchapter is to describe the functions, procedures, and practices of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Administrative Review Unit (ARU).
(b) Legal basis. Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) federal and state legal authority for providing a systematic quality control (QC) process and administrative operation to assure state accountability is found in Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes for the Child Care program and the federal Child Care Development Fund defines program requirements.
(c) QC reviews for other OKDHS administered programs. The OIG ARU is mandated to help assure OKDHS accountability for Child Care program funds. ARU reviews a prescribed number of providers and cases annually to help assure statewide conformity to OKDHS rules.
(d) Datamatch reporting system. Through a federal and state partnership administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration for Children and Families, OIG ARU reviews data matches semi-annually to improve program integrity and to detect or deter improper payments in administering public assistance programs. State enrollment data for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, child care, and health care coverage programs is matched with data from other participating states and from a selected group of federal databases.
(e) Error reduction program participation. ARU coordinates with OKDHS Adults and Family Services division for error reduction.
(f) Survey and project participation. ARU staff conducts surveys and study projects when requested.