Monday, January 31, 2011

WVDHHR Transfers OHFLAC Staff and Operations to OIG

According to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), the West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) will be transferred to the West Virginia Office of Inspector General (OIG) effective February 1, 2010. OHFLAC oversees the state and federal licensure and certification process in West Virginia for hospitals, critical access hospitals, behavioral health facilities, home health agencies, hospice agencies, ESRD services, and other health care services.

All personnel and positions currently assigned to OHFLAC will be administratively transferred. DHHR has states that this action is to further enhance the integrity of the regulatory unit of the Department of Health and Human Resources.