The Auditor General
ensures that state–owned and -aided facilities follow state laws and guidelines when they spend state funds.
These audits identify ways that state tax money can be spent more effectively and efficiently.
The Bureau of State-Aided Audits conducts audits/reviews annually for hospitals and county nursing homes participating in the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Program.
The bureau conducts annual reviews of 67 county children and youth agencies and 67 juvenile probation grants.
The bureau's responsibilities include reviews of hospitals related to payments received for uncompensated care under the Tobacco Settlement Act.