Tag Archives: Audits

Audit Blasts Multnomah County’s Handling Of Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars For Mentally Ill

Multnomah County has failed hundreds of patients who suffer from severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by not providing them with taxpayer-funded services, a county audit said Wednesday. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Audit Blasts Multnomah County’s Handling Of Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars For Mentally Ill | The Lund Report

The Imperfect Art of Tracking Local Government Financial Stress

California is the latest state to launch a program to shed light on the financial conditions in localities. Systems like this can have benefits, but also limitations. When the California auditor’s office recently rolled out a new online system that tracks and ranks local governments based on their levels of financial risk, David Dale, the […]
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State audit: Veterinary board must improve drug security

Background checks and more stringent inspections and participation in drug monitoring program should be implemented, auditors found. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board hasn’t properly inspected facilities across the state for compliance with Drug Enforcement Agency regulation and or done required background checks on licensees, a state audit found. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State […]
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Oregon veterinary clinics vulnerable to opioid theft, illegal use, audit finds

State auditors slammed Oregon’s veterinary profession on Thursday for not doing enough to prevent drugs intended for animals from getting into the hands of addicts or drug dealers. Source: Oregon veterinary clinics vulnerable to opioid theft, illegal use, audit finds – oregonlive.com

Prescription Drug Monitoring At Oregon’s Veterinarian Offices Needs Strengthening

A new audit by the Oregon secretary of state has found the system for monitoring controlled substances in veterinarian offices needs strengthening. Source: Prescription Drug Monitoring At Oregon’s Veterinarian Offices Needs Strengthening . News | OPB

Oregon audit flags issues with opioid prescribing among veterinarians

A new audit concludes that Oregon veterinarians’ opioid prescribing must be more closely monitored to reduce the risk of pill diversion and protect both animals and public health. Source: Oregon audit flags issues with opioid prescribing among veterinarians – Portland Business Journal

Editorial: Smarten up state spending

When people spend other people’s money, they can be less than finicky. And so it seems with workers at the state of Oregon. For instance, the state bought 23 Xerox printers for $1,461.78. A state audit found a better deal that could have saved the state more than half that amount. Source: Editorial: Smarten up […]
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Audit: State education agency should do more to secure data

Bureaucratic reshuffling blamed for some issues, but Department of Education needs tighter control on software, security. The state agency that holds the education records of more than half a million Oregon students can tighten its control of that information, state auditors say. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Audit: State education agency should do more to […]
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Editorial: Do what’s necessary to get benefits system right

The Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services have less than six months before they begin using a new computer system they’re calling integrated ONE. In that time, they’re got plenty left to do, as a Secretary of State’s audit released Oct. 25 made clear. Source: Editorial: Do what’s necessary to get benefits […]
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Oregon agency needs to tweak computer project clocking in at a half billion dollars, audit finds 

About one million Oregonians next year will start using a new state system to more quickly get benefits they need. An audit finds the state agency in charge of the project needs to guard against potential trouble. Source: Oregon agency needs to tweak computer project clocking in at a half billion dollars, audit finds | […]
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