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An Audit Report on the Behavioral Health Executive Council

October 2023


The Behavioral Health Executive Council (Council) established processes and related controls to ensure that it complied with requirements related to processing expired and denied license applications; reviewing, investigating, and resolving complaints; and making the disciplinary information of licensees available to the public. However, the Council should implement controls to ensure that it checks the National Practitioner Data Bank before issuing license renewals and license upgrades and that it checks Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint criminal history records before issuing license upgrades.

Additionally, the logical access controls for the Council's information technology (IT) systems had significant weaknesses. The Council also did not establish certain application controls in its regulatory tracking system, VERSA Regulation, to ensure the integrity of its data, and it did not have policies and procedures for its IT functions.