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State orders audit of Medi-Cal-funded rehab program
San Francisco Chronicle

California lawmakers have ordered an audit to examine the extent of fraud in the state’s taxpayer-funded drug rehabilitation program and to assess why measures weren’t taken to stop it sooner.

The review was spurred by an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN that found widespread forgery and fabrication at alcohol and drug counseling clinics, as well as wide gaps in state and county oversight.