ABSTRACT

Review of New York City's Efforts to Account for and Monitor Sub-Recipients' Use of Public Health Preparedness and Response of Bio-Terrorism Program Funds   [open pdf - 235KB]

"This final report presents the results of the Office of Inspector General's self-initiated audit entitled, "Review of New York City's Efforts to Account for and Monitor Sub-recipients' Use of Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bio-Terrorism Program Funds." The objectives were to determine whether the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Medical and Health Research Association of New York City (MHRA) properly recorded, summarized and reported bio-terrorism preparedness transactions by specific focus areas designated in the cooperative agreements. In addition, we inquired as to whether bio-terrorism funding supplanted programs previously funded by other organizational sources and whether DOHMH and MHRA established controls and procedures to monitor sub-recipients' expenditures of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funds. Our review found that DOHMH and MHRA accounted for bio-terrorism program funds in accordance with the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreements with CDC. Specifically, DOHMH and MHRA recorded, summarized and reported transactions in discrete accounts established to account for bio-terrorism funding. In response to our inquiry as to whether DOHMH reduced funding to existing public health programs, DOHMH officials stated that CDC funding had not been used to supplant existing State or local programs. In addition, based on the results of the questionnaires and interviews with MHRA officials, we found the MHRA had adequate controls and procedures to monitor sub-recipient expenditures of CDC funds."

Report Number:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, A-02-03-02010
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Date:
2003-10-15
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Department of Health and Human Services: http://oig.hhs.gov/
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pdf
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