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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A newly released audit finds the group that oversees indigent care is not abusing taxpayer dollars, but that there is a lack of oversight.
The audit of the Quality and Charity Care Trust found it lacks oversight of the fund that gives more than $30 million in state and local indigent care money to University Hospital.
It also found that the agreement between University Medical Center, which runs the hospital, and state and local governments, which administer the money, is outdated.
University Medical Center President and CEO James Taylor says, "As the board comes together and considers recommendations, if they wish us to change the way of keeping records, we will. We want them to understand the cost implications of doing so and whether the information gathered makes a difference to accountability."
The trust collects about $25 million a year from the state and $7 million from Louisville Metro Government for indigent care.