(in order to investigate),” Carlson ….
(in order to investigate),” Carlson said.
Legislative Audit Committee chairwoman Rep. Denise Hayman, D-Bozeman, asked if that meant DPHHS did not investigate the instances which auditors flagged.
“Yes,” Carlson said. “Well, something is really, really wrong,” Hayman said.
Officials with DPPHS said that staff in the department have been trained, and communication has been altered in order to ensure a similar situation doesn’t occur.
“We believe we have the ability to ask and follow without any formal (complaint),” said Erica Johnston, economic services executive director for DPHHS.