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Report Summary

Management Letter

Department of Health

Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2003

Key Findings:

  • The Department of Health did not obtain certain information that could affect eligibility for participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
  • The department did not accurately record or report certain transactions for financial statement purposes.
  • The department did not comply with federal cash management regulations when it advanced funds to community health boards for the Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism Program.
  • The department did not adequately manage fixed assets purchased through federal funding.

Management letters address internal control weaknesses and noncompliance issues found during our annual audit of the state’s financial statements and federally funded programs. The scope of work in individual agencies is limited. During the fiscal year 2004 audit, our work at the Department of Health focused on major federally funded programs administered by the department to determine whether the department complied with certain federal requirements.

Office of the Legislative Auditor, Room 140, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155 : or 651‑296‑4708