State of Alaska Division of Legislative Audit

Behavioral Health Potential Statutory and Regulatory Changes

Recommendation NumberRecommendation
5.5.8The State should reform Title 12 to distinguish between violent and non-violent misdemeanor offences in the code governing forensic psychiatric evaluations for misdemeanor offenders.
13.2.3The State should consider increasing criminal penalties for Medicaid fraud and assessing interest and additional financial penalties on individuals convicted of Medicaid fraud.
13.2.4The State should consider strengthening its seizure laws and consider bonding requirements for high-risk providers.
13.2.5The State should create a robust prescription drug control program, including financial support for and upgrade of the Prescription Drug Database to real-time functionality and removing statutory barriers to state agency access to the database to facilitate fraud identification and drug abuse prevention.