- The department charged salaries to some state and federal programs
without documenting that the employees were actually working on those
programs. The department also moved payroll costs between programs
after the fact, without sufficient support.
- The department did not keep incoming license fees safe until they
were deposited and did not make sure that all license receipts got
- Several department employees can change both personnel and
payroll data, which does not provide for an adequate separation of these
- The department did not make grant applicants send in documents
showing that they used competitive bidding to select hospital improvement
contractors. State law requires the department to ask for this documentation.
|The report contained a total of 4 findings relating to internal
control and legal compliance. None of the findings were prior issues.
The three years ended June 30, 2003
- Grant Expenditures
- Payroll Expenditures
- Selected Licensing Receipts:
- Healthcare-Related Facilities
- Service Agencies
The Department of Health administers several large state and federal
programs for health promotion, disease prevention and control, and facility
and provider compliance. During the audit period, the department spent
over $1 billion, with about 42 percent ($414 million) for grants and
about 22 percent ($236 million) for payroll costs.