state relations (41 - 50 of 50 items)
States Can Be Better Prepared To Respond to Disasters
CED-80-60: Published: Mar 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1980.
After a major disaster occurred in Massachusetts, GAO was asked to evaluate how well that State was prepared to respond to the disaster. It was also asked to review the preparedness in six other states with regard to the development of implementing procedures for use by state agencies in carrying out tasks assigned under the state emergency plans.Massachusetts agencies incurred problems in impleme...
Increased Use of Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries Would Benefit Consumers, Dentists, and Taxpayers
HRD-80-51: Published: Mar 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1980.
Making better use of expanded function dental auxiliary (EFDA) personnel is one way to increase the efficiency of dental health care delivery and the availability of care. EFDA's are dental assistants or dental hygienists who have obtained additional education or training to perform a wide range of expanded clinical functions and patient care procedures under dentists' supervision. Using an EFDA t...
U.S. Income Security System Needs Leadership, Policy, and Effective Management
HRD-80-33: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, Federal income security spending has risen by nearly 250 percent to become the largest part of the budget. The 37 officially labeled income security and related programs in the 1979 Federal budget cost about $215 billion, or about 43 percent of the President's $500 billion budget. Income security tax expenditures, resulting from provisions of the income tax system which all...
How Federal Developmental Disabilities Programs Are Working
HRD-80-43: Published: Feb 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1980.
GAO was requested to make a comprehensive examination of the overall administration and operation of four developmental disability programs: (1) State Formula Grant, (2) State Protection and Advocacy, (3) Special Projects, and (4) University-Affiliated Facilities. These programs were designed to improve and coordinate services to the developmentally disabled and to protect their rights. The 2 mill...
State Advance Payments to Aid to Families With Dependent Children Recipients Are Inconsistent With Federal Regulations
HRD-80-50: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1980.
The Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program was examined regarding program policies, management characteristics, and operational procedures in six States and several of their local welfare agencies to identify areas in need of further audit or analysis. One of the issues concerning assistance payments was identified as warranting immediate attention. Pursuant to payment policies bel...
My Car Insurance Is How Much?
111447: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 1, Winter 1980. All of the states except Illinois have some legal authority over the price of automobile insurance. In general, the law provides that rates be neither excessive, inadequate, nor unfairly discriminatory. The original impetus of rate regulations was to prevent prices from becoming so low that insurance companies did not have suf...
Confusion Over the Goals and Objectives of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act Program
B-157179: Published: Mar 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1979.
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Progress and Problems in Treating Alcohol Abusers
HRD-76-163: Published: Apr 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1977.
Although progress has been made in the treatment of alcohol abusers as a result of Federal and State efforts, problems still exist in the development of a cohesive national program.The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and State planning for treatment programs should concentrate more on: (1) obtaining information on the size of the alcohol-abusing population, its demographic chara...
The Summer Feeding Program: How to Feed the Children and Stop Program Abuses
CED-77-59: Published: Apr 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1977.
Various aspects of the summer food service program for children were reviewed in light of alleged abuses during program operations in major urban areas. Causes of abuses that had been detected by other groups, including the Departments of Agriculture and Justice, were investigated. The review was conducted at the Food and Nutrition Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at the regional offi...
Proposed Legislation to Strengthen the Capability of the Government to Detect, Prosecute, and Punish Fraudulent Activities under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs
HRD-77-65: Published: Mar 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1977.
Several revisions would improve H.R. 3, 95th Congress, the purpose of which is to strengthen the capability of the Government to detect, prosecute, and punish fraudulent activities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.Sections 3 and 8 of the bill, which relate to the disclosure of ownership and financial information and disclosure by providers or owners convicted of certain offenses, should be...