Nunavik health board reviews report on alleged misuse of funds
“Everything will be done to ensure compliance with and application of the recommendations respecting the rules and procedures”
The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services’s board of directors says it is reviewing a report looking into alleged misuse of its finances.
The executive director of the NRBHSS, Jeannie May, and Alasie Arngak, the now-outgoing chairperson of its board of directors, may face disciplinary action after evidence of credit card misuse came to light during a 2011 review of the health board’s finances.
Members of the health board decided last December to have an independent third party examine the review’s findings.
This past week in Kuujjuaq, members received a preliminary report from the auditing firm BDO Canada LLP, said a Feb. 17 news release.
“In view of ensuring rigorous application of the preliminary report, the board members are presently reviewing the recommendations with diligence,” the NRBHSS news release said. “No decision will be made for the moment.”
The NRBHSS release also assured that “everything will be done to ensure compliance with and application of the recommendations respecting the rules and procedures.”
At its recent meeting, health board directors also elected new members to its executive committee.
Jusipi Padlayat will serve as the board’s new chairperson; Eva Weetaluktuk as its vice-chair and Larry Watt as secretary. The board’s two executive members are Elisapi Uitangak and Madge Pomerleau.