New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Contracted Health Care Services for New York City Prison Inmates (Follow-Up Report)

A contractor overseen by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is responsible for providing health care services to New York City prison inmates. In audit 2005-N-5, we examined the Departmentís monitoring of the contractorís performance and identified the need for certain improvements. For example, several of the performance standards established by the Department were not being met by the contractor, and we recommended that the Department consider increasing the penalties for such failures when the contract was extended or rebid. When we followed up with Department officials, we found that they had implemented some of our audit recommendations, but had not implemented others.

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