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HHS Office of Inspector General


Office of Counsel to the Inspector General


The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) promotes the overall mission of the Office of Inspector General through timely, accurate and persuasive legal advocacy and counsel.


The OCIG -

  • provides general legal services to OIG, including advice and representation on HHS programs and operations, administrative law issues, and criminal procedure;
  • imposes program exclusions and civil money penalties on health care providers and litigates those actions within the Department;
  • represents the OIG in the global settlement of cases arising under the civil False Claims Act, develops and monitors corporate integrity agreements, develops compliance program guidance; and
  • renders advisory opinions on OIG sanctions and issues fraud alerts and other industry guidance.

Organization Chart

Chief Counsel to the Inspector General
Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs Administrative Staff
Advice Branch Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch Industry Guidance Branch
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