Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"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," (A-02-03-02010)

October 15, 2003

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (236 kb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


The objectives of this review was 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 cooperative agreements.   We found that DOHMH and MHRA accounted for bio-terrorism program funds in accordance with the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  DOHMH officials stated that CDC funding had not been used to supplant existing State and local programs.  In addition, we found that MHRA has adequate controls and procedures to monitor sub-recipient expenditures of CDC funds.