State health officials have released two more audits of local addiction treatment providers as part of an ongoing review of all such organizations receiving state funds.
The audits highlight concerns with the organizations’ financial and human resource operations, particularly around proper record-keeping.
One of the organizations, Harbor Homes, is up for a new state contract this month to fund recovery centers in Claremont and Concord. Health Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers delayed a vote on that contract in June pending the audit’s release.
He said he’s still hopeful the funds will go through, and his office will be able to help Harbor Homes address the concerns.
Many of the non-profits treating people for addiction across the state are relatively new, and struggling to expand and meet the demands of the opioid crisis. To that end, Meyers said last month, some of the issues raised in these audits are not surprising, but instead symptomatic of rapid growth.