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Inspector General Named

Maryellen B. Mynear

Maryellen B. Mynear

Maryellen Buxton Mynear has been named the Cabinet inspector general.

A resident of Lexington, Mynear has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky and is a 1991 graduate of the UK College of Law. She previously was on staff at the Office of the Attorney General where, beginning in 2004, she directed all litigation for the Office of Consumer Protection. Prior to joining the OAG, Mynear served four years as assistant general counsel for the Kentucky School Boards Association and spent four years with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Department of Law. She began her legal career as an associate for the law partnership formerly known as Frost and Jacobs, now Frost Brown Todd LLC.

Deputy Inspector General Named

Connie Payne

Connie Payne

Connie Payne, who has served as acting inspector general, has been named deputy inspector general. A 24-year veteran of Kentucky state government, Payne has been employed since 1995 by OIG, where she began working as a surveyor. She was appointed the regional program manager of the Lexington office in January 1996 and was named the director of health care for the OIG in February 2011.

The Office of Inspector General regulates more than 2,200 day care facilities, almost 500 long-term care facilities and 2,550 other health facilities and operates the Kentucky All-Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System, commonly known as KASPER.

The Office of Inspector General is the regulatory and licensing agency for all health care, day care and long-term care facilities and child adoption/child-placing agencies in the commonwealth.

We are responsible for the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud, abuse, waste, mismanagement and misconduct by the Cabinet's clients, employees, medical providers, vendors, contractors and subcontractors.

The Office of Inspector General also conducts special investigations into matters related to the Cabinet or its programs as requested by the Cabinet secretary, commissioners or office heads.

To contact one of the OIG offices, please see the main address below or view the Contact Information page for addresses and phone numbers for each specific division and location.

Office of Inspector General
275 E. Main St. 5E
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-2888

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Something New

New Health Facility Licensure Fees – Effective Jan. 5, 2015

New Licensure Provider Types

Behavioral Health Services Organization (BHSO)

Residential Crisis Stabilization Unit (RCSU)

More Information on New Types 


State and FBI Background Check Program Available to Long-term Care Facilities and Providers

Personal Care Homes - Updated Guidelines for Administration of Insulin

Updated Guidelines

TB Screening Option for Facilities

Information Letter


Last Updated 2/19/2015
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