Multnomah County's ability to help people with mental illness is limited at faces imminent risks, according to a new audit.
Jennifer McGuirk News
Multnomah County audit revealed that many people who need mental health services aren’t being enrolled in the proper programs.
Audit reviews how Multnomah County handles mental health services.
County not connecting needy people with treatment programs they are eligible for, according to report.
Caught between stagnant funding, an insurance maze and an affordable housing crisis, Multnomah County is struggling to deliver its mental health services to the people that need it the most.
Hundreds of people with serious mental illnesses in Multnomah County aren't being enrolled in treatment programs they qualify for, according to a new county audit.
Quality of care is at risk because of the number and pace of significant changes mandated by the state.
Elected auditor's survey finds general praise of managers, personal concerns among employees.
Read Auditor McGuirk's letter, which includes discussion of an upcoming audit.
It was pretty surprising when the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners recently downplayed issues raised by Auditor Steve March about how the county cares for animals in its Troutdale shelter.
Multnomah Commissioners grilled auditors but not shelter management after an audit found problems had not been addressed more than two years after earlier review.
Problems continue to fester two years after critical audit of Multnomah County facility.