The Office of Inspector General, by impartial evaluation, investigation and reporting, seeks to ensure the
integrity of department programs and operations including the fair, accurate and nondiscriminatory
delivery of benefits and services to qualified state residents.

Office of Inspector General

Welcome from Interim Inspector General Sheila R. Lee

Thank you for visiting our web page. The Office of Inspector General works to combat and eliminate fraud, waste and abuse at DHHR - from both within and outside the Department. We have a statewide team of investigators, reviewers, surveyors, and hearing officers who work tirelessly to ensure the Office of Inspector General succeeds in protecting vulnerable residents as well as the integrity of Department programs and services.

If you see or suspect any activity involving fraud, waste or abuse of the Department's programs, please contact us by phone, email, or through the links on this page.

Offices within the Office of Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides autonomous, independent and neutral oversight of Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) programs and operations through seven distinct offices.

Board of Review (BOR)

The mission of the Board of Review (BOR) is to preserve the integrity of Department programs by providing due process to appellants through impartial hearings and timely decisions.

Foster Care Ombudsman (FCO)

The Independent Foster Care Ombudsman shall advocate for the rights of foster children and foster parents and work closely with all involved parties.

Investigations and Fraud Management (IFM)

The Investigations and Fraud Management (IFM) unit has the responsibility for conducting investigations of internal matters at the direction of the Inspector General and for conducting investigations of suspected fraud and abuse within the programs the Department administers.

Mental Health Ombudsman (MHO)

Formally known at the Office of the Court Monitor, the Office of the Mental Health Ombudsman is responsible for promoting the safety, wellbeing, and rights of consumers in Behavioral Health Facilities across the state of West Virginia.

Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC)

The Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) has the mission to shape healthy environments for clients, patients and residents within health care facilities by promoting the quality services and high standards of care that exist when facilities are in compliance with state licensure rules and federal certification regulations.

Olmstead Office

The mission of the Olmstead Council is to develop and monitor the implementation of a plan that will promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities to live, learn, work, and participate in the community of their choice through West Virginia’s compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Quality Control (QC)

The mission of Quality Control (QC) is to assure the integrity of departmental programs through impartial evaluation of program benefit determinations.

WV Clearance for Access: Registry and Employment Screening (WV CARES)

Establishes efficient, effective, and economical procedures for conducting background checks on all prospective direct patient access employees of long-term care facilities and providers.

Important OIG Links

Interim Inspector General

Sheila R Lee


Debi L. Calabrese

Deputy Inspector General

Sheila R. Lee

General Counsel

Jessica Whitmore

Administrative Services Assistant I

Kari Preslar

Contact Information:

State Capitol Complex

Building 6, Room 817-B

Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: (304) 558-2278

Fax: (304) 558-1992