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A Review of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
December 2008

REPORT (PDF)    SUMMARY (PDF)

Members of the General Assembly asked the Legislative Audit Council to conduct an audit of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN). Our audit focused on issues specified by the audit requesters, including the health, safety, and welfare of DDSN’s consumers, funding of consumers’ services, availability of provider choice, use of state appropriations, and public information.

While DDSN operates competently in many respects, we found many areas where improvement is needed to ensure that DDSN is open, consistent, and accountable in its management practices.