|Financial Audit Division Report 08-29||Released October 23, 2008|
The Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (board) did not have adequate internal controls to safeguard receipts and sensitive assets. The board generally had adequate internal controls to ensure that it accurately paid employees and vendors in accordance with management’s authorization, properly oversaw and authorized financial transactions, produced reliable financial information, and complied with finance-related legal requirements. However, it did not adequately review certain transactions related to grants, travel expenses, and cell phone usage.
For the items tested, the board generally complied with finance-related legal requirements over its financial activities. However, it did not always deposit receipts daily, as required by statute, or ensure compliance with statutory provisions for paying the volunteer ambulance awards.
||July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2008|
The Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board provides direction for emergency medical care for the people of Minnesota through policy development, regulation, and education. The board accomplishes this objective through licensing of ambulance services and emergency medical technicians, approving and funding certain emergency medical services training, and funding eight regional organizations that provide emergency medical services. The board operates under Minnesota Statutes 2007, 144E.