Laboratory Services should work with Public Healths budget section and other appropriate parties to ensure that it adjusts fees in accordance with the budget act.
Laboratory Services stated that it developed policy and procedures to adjust fees and implemented them after the October 2008 Budget Bill was signed. It told us that it retains documentation of the fee adjustment for each year in its policy and procedure manual. Although the department concluded that it did not have the authority to retroactively adjust fees for previous years, we confirmed that the department adjusted fees in accordance with the budget act for fiscal year 2008-09. (See 2010-406, p. 48)
†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.