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Report to the House of Assembly on reviews of departments and crown agencies for the year ended 31 March 2003

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Office of the Auditor General, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
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Publication Date: 
16 Dec 2003

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Excerpts from report:

The report contains approximately 600 pages of conclusions, commentary, recommendations and auditees' comments. The report outlines the reflections of the Auditor General, the results of reviews of government departments and Crown agencies, and information relating to monitoring of prior years' recommendations

The Child Care Services Act and Child Care Services Regulations provide the legislative framework for control over the provision of child care services in the Province.

Although the Department of Health and Community Services has overall responsibility for the child care services program, it has not adequately monitored and controlled the delivery of the program. For example, the Department did not release its approved policies relating to the Child Care Services Act and Regulations until November 2001, 29 months after the Act came into force. As well, while the Department receives an annual report from each of the regional health and community services boards, these annual reports are on the overall operations of the regional boards and are not specific to the child care services program...