Public Health: Recurring Significant Internal Control Deficiencies
||First Year Reported
||A sample of Quality Assurance Reviews (QAR) were selected to determine whether Public Health provides oversight of vaccinating providers. Based on a review of QAR samples, it was noted that Public Health's QAR procedures did not include a review of inventory records to ensure vaccines are properly accounted for.
|Partially corrected. Public Health's Immunization Branch has revised the internal QAR document to include a check of inventory records and to ensure that private vaccine is differentiated from public vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only accepts potential revisions to the Vaccines For Children provider agreement in September so Public Health was unable to submit revisions by December 2010. We will be submitting revisions outlined in our original corrective action plan by September 1, 2011.