In Not-For-Profit News: Former Medicaid Inspector General to Head New York’s Charities Bureau

January 27, 2014 | Authored by Karen D. Costa CPA


January 27, 2014 – Interesting news from New York’s not-for-profit world: James Sheehan, former NYS Medicaid Inspector General, has been named Chief of the New York State Charities Bureau. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Sheehan will oversee not-for-profit corporations and charitable trusts and direct bureau’s affirmative investigations and litigations.

The Bureau is responsible for supervising charitable organizations to protect donors and beneficiaries of those charities from unscrupulous practices in the solicitation and management of charitable assets and is expected to yield greater power following the passage of the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act, passed late last year.

Since stepping down as Inspector General in June 2011, he has served as the chief integrity officer of the New York City Human Resource Administration. He begins with the Charities Bureau on Feb. 3.

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About the Author

Karen D. Costa CPA

Karen, Assurance Services Director and Co-Leader of the Dopkins Not-for-Profit and Healthcare Teams, has lengthy experience with both for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations specializing in auditing, revenue cycle consulting and certification of their Medicaid cost reports and specialized compliance audits.


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