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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bruce A. Myers
The Maryland agency in charge of inspecting health-care facilities failed to conduct required annual inspections at more than half of the state's assisted-living homes, according to a state audit released last week.
The Maryland agency responsible for collecting child support let millions go uncollected by overlooking such collection methods as garnishing wages and seizing bank accounts, according to a state audit released Monday.
Inspection records at the agency — within Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene — have been a problem for much of the past decade, and state health officials often blame the situation on heavy workloads and under-staffing, legislative auditor Bruce A. Myers said.
"If you're not going to get more resources, maybe you have to make some changes," he said.