Publications: Health

The Protection of Drinking Water

July 2019
In this audit, we looked at whether the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer were taking adequate action to protect drinking water for all British Columbians.

Access to Emergency Health Services

February 2019
In this audit, we looked at whether British Columbia Emergency Health Services had effectively managed access to ambulance and emergency health services.

The Short Term Illness and Injury Plan

January 2019
In this audit we looked at whether the Public Service Agency and a sample of ministries had controls in place to effectively manage the short term illness and injury plan.

Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in K-12: An Independent Audit

May 2018
This audit looked at whether the Ministries of Health and Education were working together to effectively oversee public school programs and policies that promote healthy eating and physical activity for children and youth in kindergarten to grade 12.

An Independent Audit of the Recruitment and Retention of Rural and Remote Nurses in Northern B.C.

February 2018
This audit looked to see if Northern Health was effectively recruiting and retaining registered nurses and nurse practitioners to fill the rural registered nurse and nurse practitioner positions identified in its human health resources plan.

Health Funding Explained 2

March 2017
The Health Funding Explained II information project is not a traditional audit, but an informative report that is designed to help the public and legislators understand how provincial health care dollars are being spent. This is the second time the Office of the Auditor General has undertaken an extensive public information project to help explain the funding of the health sector.

Workstation Support Services Contract: An Audit of Due Diligence

November 2016
This audit looked at whether the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services and Health Shared Services BC completed appropriate due diligence when expanding government's 2004 agreement with the service provider to include the health authorities, and when extending the timeframe of the original agreement.