FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2019
Audit Highlights Need for Immunization Tracking at Minot State University
Contact information: Brianna Ludwig, North Dakota State Auditor’s Office, 701-328-2453, firstname.lastname@example.org
State Auditor Joshua Gallion today released an audit of Minot State University which shows from July 2017 through June 2018, the university was unable to provide proof of an immunization tracking system, was not testing all high-risk international students for tuberculosis, and was circumventing the North Dakota University System procedure for students without proof of immunizations by allowing them to register for classes without immunization records.
"Without a tracking system in place, vulnerable students cannot be made aware of an outbreak,” Auditor Gallion said. “It’s essential that the university not only maintain these records but consistently test high-risk students."
The audit also found that the university was not following the State Board of Higher Education purchasing policy and not following requirements for bidding capital projects.
This audit is a result of the State Auditor’s Office statutory responsibility to audit or review each state agency once every two years. The complete audit report can be found on our website, http://bit.ly/Minot18.