Grantee Self-Disclosure Settlements
Information on the Grantee Self-Disclosure Protocol can be found on the Self-Disclosure Information page.
- After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Duckwater Shoshone Tribe (Duckwater), Nevada, agreed to pay $16,589.53 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that Duckwater submitted false and unallowable claims to the Indian Health Service (IHS) Tribal Self Governance Fund and to the IHS Special Diabetes Program for Indians. OIG alleged these claims were unallowable because the funds were diverted to personal use, including personal travel, entertainment, and personal gifts.
- After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Total Health Care, Inc. (THC), Maryland, agreed to pay $151,280.45 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that THC employed an individual that it knew or should have known was excluded from participation in Federal health care programs.
- After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Michigan State University (MSU), Michigan, agreed to pay $47,580 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that MSU used federal funds from a cooperative agreement titled "The Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions" awarded by National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to reimburse a subrecipient who paid the subrecipient's principal investigator for travel. OIG alleged this conduct violated applicable regulations restricting Federal award recipients from entering into covered transactions with debarred individuals, and the terms and conditions of the NIH award to MSU.
- After it self-disclosed conduct to OIG, Save the Children Federation, Inc. (SCF), Mississippi, agreed to pay $4,146 for allegedly violating the Civil Monetary Penalties Law. OIG alleged that SCF created records for mileage reimbursements that lacked required supporting documentation that were material to claims made to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families grant.