Planned Audits

The following are the planned audits for the 2017-18 reporting period.  All reports and tabling dates are subject to change. 

 

SUMMER/FALL 2017

 

 

Subject:

 

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Adapting to Climate Change

Description:

 

This audit will examine the province’s strategies and progress in meeting its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and its initiatives for adapting to climate change. This audit is part of a collaborative audit that includes most other provincial and federal legislative audit offices in Canada.

 

 

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Environmental Assessments

Description:

 

This audit will examine whether environmental assessments are conducted in a manner that is consistent with relevant legislation, standards, and policies and procedures. It will include determining whether there are processes in place to monitor compliance with approval terms and conditions, and whether the province evaluates if the assessments are effective in reducing the environmental impact of approved projects.

 

 

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Mental Health Services:

Description:

 

This audit will examine how provincial mental health services are planned, provided, and evaluated. It will include the oversight of mental health programs, access to appropriate services, and mental health crisis management. The audit will also look at the implementation of the provincial mental health strategy.

 

 

FALL 2017

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Physician Resource Planning 

Description:

 

This audit will examine the province’s strategies and processes for managing family physician resources. We will also look at the communications of those plans and processes to Nova Scotians.

 

 

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Correctional Services

Description:

 

This audit will examine how Correctional services is identifying, monitoring and managing their risks related to offender and staff safety within Nova Scotia’s correctional facilities.

 

 

 

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Home Care Contract Management

Description:

 

This audit will examine how home care contracts are being managed. We will assess whether these contracts are obtaining good value for money and look at how the Department and Health Authority are overseeing them to ensure the intended results are occurring.

 

 

 

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Financial Report

Description:

 

Our report on results of financial audits will be presented to the House of Assembly in October 2017. The report provides information on the audit of the March 31, 2017 financial statements of the government, as well as audit results of the other organizations that are part of the government. In addition, the report includes some key financial information related to the most recent fiscal year and five-year trends.

 

 

 

Winter 2018

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Follow-up of 2014 and 2015 Recommendations 

Description:

 

This review deals solely with reporting on the implementation status of our 2014 and 2015 performance audit and financial reporting recommendations.

 

 

Spring 2018

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Road Construction and Maintenance 

Description:

 

This audit will examine the province’s processes for managing road construction and maintenance projects. We will also look at the procurement processes used and the overall planning approach in place.

 

 

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Maintenance Enforcement Program

Description:

 

This audit will examine how effective the maintenance enforcement program is at collecting outstanding monies owed to families in Nova Scotia.

 

 

 

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Grants and Contributions

Description:

 

This audit will look at grants and contribution programs at multiple Departments to see how well the goals and objectives of these programs are defined and whether the programs are being evaluated to ensure those goals are being met. We will also look at the approval and payment processes in place and ensure they are compliant with requirements.

 

 

 

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