April 19, 2022 - Quality Care Board Meeting


Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 11:00 a.m.

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Peter B Neumer, Inspector General; Charles Wright, Deputy Inspector General; William Diggins, Southern Assistant Deputy Inspector General; Jesse Escarpita, Chief Administrative Officer; Saul J. Morse, Chairperson; Angela Hearts-Glass, Board Member; Megan Norlin, Board Member; JaeJin Pak, Board Member; Shirley Perez, Board Member; Joyce Medley, Administrative Assistant

Called to Order

Meeting called to order at 11:05am

Approval of Meeting Minutes

  • February 15, 2022, minutes reviewed
  • Motion to approve the minutes - Shirley Perez
  • Motion Seconded - JaeJin Pak
  • All in favor, No Opposed - February 15, 2022, minutes approved

March 18, 2022, Legislative Audit Commission Hearing - Question from Representative regarding QCB appointments

  • Hearing regarding a 2020 audit by the Auditor General
  • Inspector General Neumer gave a presentation at the hearing
  • A Representative at the hearing asked about a finding in the audit regarding the statutory requirement to have 7 members.

Bi-Monthly Update on OIG Operations

  • Staffing vacancies and consequent increased caseloads were discussed
  • Discussed investigations in our Southern bureau
  • Chief Administrative Officer, Jesse Escarpita, was introduced, and he explained his roles with the budget, hiring, and contracts
  • Discussed the strategy of staff returning to onsite investigations and interviews

Update regarding Proposed Rule 50 Amendments

  • IG Neumer has been meeting with providers regarding the proposed changes of the referral program and training requirements
  • Discussed the proposed timeframe of the rule making process

Administrative Matters

  • Economic interest and supplemental filings are due
  • Members were reminded of annual training requirements
  • Discussed expiration of appointments and asked current members for recommendations to recruit new members

Other Business

  • No other business.


  • Motion to adjourn - Megan Norlin
  • Seconded - Shirley Perez
  • All in favor, no opposed - Meeting adjourned at 12:15pm