Report I2020-0027 Recommendations

After the State Auditor's Office completes an investigation and issues a copy of its investigative report to the state department involved, the department is required by the Whistleblower Protection Act to provide the State Auditor with information about the actions it has taken in response to the report. Within 60 days of receiving the report, the department must report to the State Auditor any disciplinary action it has taken or intends to take against any employee who was a subject of the investigation. Also within 60 days, the department must report to the State Auditor any actions it has taken or intends to take to implement the recommendations made in the report to prevent the continuation or recurrence of the improper activities described in the report. When the department has not completed all of its intended actions within 60 days, the department must report on its actions monthly thereafter until all of its intended actions have been taken. Below is a listing of each recommendation the State Auditor made in the report referenced, as well as a link to a summary of what the department has reported to the State Auditor about its actions in response to the report. Information about the departmentís responsive actions and the State Auditorís assessment of those actions will be updated on this site quarterly.

Recommendations in Report I2020-0027: Board of Registered Nursing: Executives Violated State Law When They Falsified Data to Deceive the State Auditor's Office (Release Date: June 2020)

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Recommendations for Case I2020-0027
Department: Registered Nursing, Board of
Number Recommendation Status
1

Within 90 days, BRN should take appropriate corrective action against Executives B and C, and consider placing a notice of the investigation in Executive A's personnel file, as that individual has left BRN.

Partially Implemented
2

Within 30 days, BRN should reassess investigator caseloads and determine the maximum number of cases that investigators should be assigned based on clear criteria.

3

Within 90 days, BRN should work with the audit team to develop a satisfactory approach for fully implementing the 2016 audit recommendation.



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