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§ 213. Examination of public institutions--Quality control reviews--Special audits

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 74. State Government

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 74. State Government (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 8. Auditor and Inspector (Refs & Annos)
74 Okl.St.Ann. § 213
§ 213. Examination of public institutions--Quality control reviews--Special audits
A. It shall be the duty of the State Auditor and Inspector, or designee, to examine and report upon the books and financial accounts of the public, educational, charitable, penal and reformatory institutions belonging to the state; to prescribe and enforce correct methods of keeping financial accounts of the state institutions and instruct the proper officers thereof in the performance of their duties concerning the same; to examine the books and accounts of all public institutions under the control of the state at least once each year. Any officer of such public, educational, charitable, penal and reformatory institutions who shall refuse or willfully neglect to comply with such direction of the State Auditor and Inspector within a reasonable time shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
B. Each board of regents of institutions in The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education shall require a quality control review of the internal audit function required pursuant to subsection D of Section 3909 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes for each institution under its governance at least once every three (3) years. This review shall be in accordance with the “Quality Assurance Review Manual for Internal Auditing” developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors or any successor organization thereto. A copy of the report on the quality control review shall be filed with the State Auditor and Inspector.
C. 1. The State Auditor and Inspector shall perform a special audit on elementary, independent, and technology center school districts upon receiving a written request to do so by any of the following: the Governor, Attorney General, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, State Board of Education, or the elementary, independent, or technology center school district board of education.
2. The State Auditor and Inspector shall perform a special audit on any institution of higher education within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education whenever the State Auditor and Inspector deems it appropriate or upon receiving a written request to do so by any of the following: the Governor, the Attorney General, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the governing board of the institution of higher education, or the president of the institution of higher education.
3. The special audit shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, a compliance audit. Such audits shall be designed to review items for management's compliance with statutes, rules, policies and internal control procedures or other items applicable to each entity. The costs of any such audit shall be borne by the audited entity and may be defrayed, in whole or in part, by any federal funds available for that purpose.
D. In addition to any special audit conducted by the State Auditor and Inspector as provided for in subsection C of this section, the State Auditor and Inspector shall, contingent upon the availability of funding, perform a special audit, without notice, on not more than four common school districts each year. The special audit shall be in a form as determined by the State Auditor and Inspector.
E. The State Auditor and Inspector shall perform a special audit without notice on the office of any district attorney or on any division of the Department of Corrections upon receiving a written request to do so by any of the following: the Governor, the Attorney General, or joint request of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The State Auditor and Inspector shall perform a special audit without notice on any penal institution, corrections program, contract for service or prison bed space provided to the Department of Corrections, or any program administered by a district attorney's office or staff of such office whenever the State Auditor and Inspector deems it appropriate or upon receiving a written request to do so by any of the following: the Governor, the Attorney General, or joint request of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The special audit shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, a compliance audit. Such audits shall be designed to review items for compliance with statutes, rules, policies and internal control procedures or other items applicable to each entity. The costs of any such audit shall be paid by the state agency and may be defrayed, in whole or in part, by any federal funds available for that purpose through any audited program.

Credits

R.L.1910, § 8120; Laws 1979, c. 30, § 139, emerg. eff. April 6, 1979; Laws 1987, c. 203, § 22, operative July 1, 1987; Laws 1988, c. 276, § 9, operative July 1, 1988; Laws 1989, c. 335, § 22, eff. July 1, 1989; Laws 1991, c. 319, § 4, emerg. eff. June 12, 1991; Laws 1993, c. 287, § 3; Laws 1994, c. 317, § 4, eff. July 1, 1994; Laws 1995, c. 1, § 33, emerg. eff. March 2, 1995; Laws 1997, c. 136, § 4, eff. July 1, 1997; Laws 1998, c. 13, § 1, eff. July 1, 1998; Laws 1999, c. 192, § 3, emerg. eff. May 21, 1999; Laws 1999, c. 324, § 1, emerg. eff. June 8, 1999; Laws 2001, c. 33, § 172, eff. July 1, 2001; Laws 2009, c. 250, § 4, eff. July 1, 2009; Laws 2010, c. 477, § 6, eff. July 1, 2010.
74 Okl. St. Ann. § 213, OK ST T. 74 § 213
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 90 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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