B-124992, OCT. 13, 1955

B-124992: Oct 13, 1955

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MORNINGSIDE HOSPITAL: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 19. (2) A STATEMENT THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE COPIES OF MEMORANDA. REPORTS OR RECOMMENDATIONS RESULTING FROM THE AUDIT AT THE TIME THEY ARE ORIGINATED. WAS DIRECTED BY THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS. WE UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE BEEN FURNISHED WITH A COPY OF THE COMMITTEE'S RESOLUTION. AT THE COMPLETION OF THE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION A REPORT WILL BE MADE TO THE COMMITTEE. REPORTS BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FOR COMMITTEES ARE NOT DISTRIBUTED TO ANYONE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL BY THE REQUESTING COMMITTEE. WE WILL REQUEST APPROVAL TO FURNISH YOU WITH A COPY OF THE REPORT AS SOON AS HE RETURNS AND ADVISE YOU PROMPTLY.

B-124992, OCT. 13, 1955

TO MR. HENRY W. COE, GENERAL MANAGER, MORNINGSIDE HOSPITAL:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 19, 1955, TO MR. CHARLES F. WELLS, REGIONAL AUDIT MANAGER, PORTLAND, ON THE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION OF MORNINGSIDE HOSPITAL. YOUR LETTER REQUESTS THAT YOU BE FURNISHED (1) A COPY OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AUDIT, TOGETHER WITH A REQUEST FOR PERMISSION AND ASSISTANCE TO CARRY OUT THESE INSTRUCTIONS, AND (2) A STATEMENT THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE COPIES OF MEMORANDA, REPORTS OR RECOMMENDATIONS RESULTING FROM THE AUDIT AT THE TIME THEY ARE ORIGINATED.

THE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION OF THE OPERATION, RECORDS, AND BOOKS OF ACCOUNT OF THE SANITARIUM COMPANY, DOING BUSINESS AS MORNINGSIDE HOSPITAL, WAS DIRECTED BY THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE TRANSMITTED THE REQUEST, AND HIS LETTER TO US CONTAINED NO RESTRICTIONS OR SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE CONDUCT BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE OF THIS AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION. WE UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE BEEN FURNISHED WITH A COPY OF THE COMMITTEE'S RESOLUTION.

AT THE COMPLETION OF THE AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION A REPORT WILL BE MADE TO THE COMMITTEE. REPORTS BY THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE FOR COMMITTEES ARE NOT DISTRIBUTED TO ANYONE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL BY THE REQUESTING COMMITTEE. WE ENDEAVORED TO DISCUSS YOUR REQUEST WITH THE COMMITTEE COUNSEL AND FOUND THAT HE WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL ABOUT OCTOBER 20. WE WILL REQUEST APPROVAL TO FURNISH YOU WITH A COPY OF THE REPORT AS SOON AS HE RETURNS AND ADVISE YOU PROMPTLY.

WE APPRECIATE THE COOPERATION EXTENDED OUR REPRESENTATIVES DURING THE PRELIMINARY SURVEY, AND WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO CARRY OUT THE AUDIT WITH AS LITTLE DISRUPTION OF YOUR OPERATIONS AS POSSIBLE.