Guarding against Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Post-Katrina Relief and Recovery: The Plans of Inspectors General [open pdf - 62KB]
"HHS has announced a number of steps in response to Katrina. These steps include a relaxation in controls to make needed health and human services accessible under these very difficult circumstances. This flexibility is intended to permit hurricane victims to receive benefits and services without the usual documentation requirements. Services with immediate new flexibilities include Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), child care, foster care assistance, mental health services, and substance abuse treatment services. In another announced step, HHS continues to furnish health care providers and medical supplies to the Gulf area."
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