This audit looked at the Ministry of Health’s monitoring of COVID-19 vaccination coverage, which helped guide the vaccine campaign rollout and inform decisions on public health measures, such as mask mandates and limits on gatherings.
While Indigenous men and women make up only six per cent of the provincial population, they make up about 33 per cent of people in custody. About 90 per cent of Indigenous people in the correctional system have a mental health and/or substance use diagnosis. The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is responsible for providing health care in B.C. correctional centres, including mental health and substance use services. Our audit found that the PHSA provided inconsistent access to mental health and substance use services to Indigenous men and women in B.C. correctional centres. We made four recommendations for improvement.
Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan for financial statement fiscal years ending in 2024, 2025, and 2026
The Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan outlines how the Office of the Auditor General determines which government reporting entities’ financial statements will be audited by the office directly and which entities will be audited by private accounting firms. As required by the Auditor General Act, the coverage plan includes the next three fiscal years and is prepared for the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts for their review and approval.