(A) The auditor of state shall audit all public offices as provided in this chapter. The auditor of state also may audit the specific funds or accounts of private institutions, associations, boards, and corporations into which has been placed or deposited public money from a public office and may require of them annual reports in such form as the auditor of state prescribes. The auditor of state may audit some or all of the other funds or accounts of a private institution, association, board, or corporation that has received public money from a public office only if one or more of the following applies:
(1) The audit is specifically required or authorized by the Revised Code;
(2) The private institution, association, board, or corporation requests that the auditor of state audit some or all of its other funds or accounts;
(3) All of the revenue of the private institution, association, board, or corporation is composed of public money;
(4) The private institution, association, board, or corporation failed to separately and independently account for the public money in its possession, in violation of section 117.431 of the Revised Code;
(5) The auditor of state has a reasonable belief that the private institution, association, board, or corporation illegally expended, converted, misappropriated, or otherwise cannot account for the public money it received from a public office and that it is necessary to audit its other funds or accounts to make that determination.
(B) If the auditor of state performs or contracts for the performance of an audit, including a special audit, of the public employees retirement system, school employees retirement system, state teachers retirement system, state highway patrol retirement system, or Ohio police and fire pension fund, the auditor of state shall make a timely report of the results of the audit to the Ohio retirement study council.
(C) The auditor of state may audit the accounts of any medicaid provider, as defined in section 5164.01 of the Revised Code.
(D) If a public office has been audited by an agency of the United States government, the auditor of state may, if satisfied that the federal audit has been conducted according to principles and procedures not contrary to those of the auditor of state, use and adopt the federal audit and report in lieu of an audit by the auditor of state's own office.
(E) Within thirty days after the creation or dissolution or the winding up of the affairs of any public office, that public office shall notify the auditor of state in writing that this action has occurred.
(F) Nothing in this section precludes the auditor of state from issuing to a private institution, association, board, or corporation a subpoena and compulsory process for the attendance of witnesses or the production of records under section 117.18 of the Revised Code if the subpoena and compulsory process is in furtherance of an audit the auditor of state is authorized by law to perform.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 18, SB 67, §1, eff. 9/4/2013.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 09-15-2004; 09-29-2005