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State Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Audits

June 3, 2020

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today the following audits have been issued.

Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS): Oversight of Drug Disposal (2018-S-64)

Overall, OASAS addiction treatment centers and OASAS-certified providers have met the regulatory requirements for collecting and disposing of unneeded drugs. However, there are improvement opportunities in some of their pharmaceutical management practices. While some of the sampled providers had effective controls over the drug disposal process, which followed the regulations and were environmentally friendly, others did not use environmentally sound methods of disposal whenever possible.

Division of State Police: Processing of Sexual Offense Evidence Collection Kits (2019-S-44)

From Nov. 28, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2019, the state police processed 1,656 kits. Only 356 of the 1,656 kits (21 percent) were completed within the time frames prescribed by law. As of Oct. 31, 2019, state police had 1,916 kits that needed to be processed, and as of that date, the required processing time frame had elapsed for 1,681 kits (88 percent).

Department of Taxation and Finance: Collection of Petroleum Business Tax and Motor Fuel Excise Tax (2018-S-28)

Diesel and motor fuel distributors may be required to provide collateral security in an amount provided for in statute or determined by the department. Distributors whose combined tax liability exceeds $5 million for the department’s reference period must enroll in its PrompTax electronic filing and payment program and prepay a portion of each month’s tax liability. Auditors found the department does not review distributors’ existing collateral security amounts to determine if they continue to be appropriate and identified distributors that were not enrolled in PrompTax and were not prepaying their tax liability as required.

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance: National Directory of New Hires Data Security (2019-S-67)

The office has taken actions to comply with the federal requirements for securing directory data. Auditors found that the office is fully compliant with 30 of the 32 requirements; the remaining two requirements were found to be not applicable.

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