REPORT DIGEST

 

MID-AMERICA MEDICAL DISTRICT COMMISSION

COMPLIANCE EXAMINATION
For the Year Ended June 30, 2010

 

Release Date: July 28, 2011

 

Summary of Findings:

Total this audit: 1

Total last audit:n/a

Repeated from last audit: n/a

 

State of Illinois, Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, AUDITOR GENERAL

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

The Mid-America Medical District Commission (Commission) was created through the authority of the Mid-America Medical District Act (70 ILCS 930/1 et seq.).The Commissionís mission is to attract and retain to a medical district within East St. Louis, academic centers of excellence, viable health care facilities, medical research facilities, emerging high technology enterprises, and other facilities and uses as permitted by the Act.

 

SYNOPSIS

 

ē The Commission was not fully seated, Commission members did not take an oath of office, and the Commission did not submit a required biennial report to the General Assembly.

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

COMMISSION NOT FULLY SEATED AND NO OATH OF OFFICE TAKEN

 

The Commission did not consist of twelve members and Commission members did not take an oath of office as required by the Mid-America Medical District Act (Act).Further, the Commission did not submit a required biennial report to the General Assembly by March 1, 2009.

 

Management stated they have communicated the three vacancies to the Governorís Office on numerous occasions, but the vacancies remain unfilled.Management also stated the Commission was not aware of a time limit for the oath of office requirement and the Commission did not have its first meeting until the end of March 2009.

 

We recommended the Commission continue communications with the Governorís Office.We further recommended each Commissioner take an oath of office at his or her first Commission meeting and the Commission meet all reporting requirements in the Act.

 

Commission management agreed with the finding and stated the oaths have now been taken, the most recent biennial report has been filed, and they are continuing to pursue Governorís appointments to the Commission.

 

AUDITORSí OPINION

 

We conducted a compliance examination of the Commission as required by the Mid-America Medical District Act in accordance with the Illinois State Auditing Act.We have not audited any financial statements of the Commission for the purpose of expressing an opinion because the Commission does not, nor is it required to, prepare financial statements.

 

 

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

Auditor General

 

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AUDITORS ASSIGNED

This examination was performed by staff of the Office of the Auditor General