A new state audit of Central Regional Hospital in Butner says the hospital needs to keep better track of non-controlled drugs and hours logged by residents it pays universities for work.
There was no evidence that a physical count had ever been performed for the drug dispensing machine in the state psychiatric hospital, the audit said.
The auditors did not look at inventory procedures for controlled substances.
The state Department of Health and Human Services agreed with the audit finding and inventoried the drug dispenser. Procedural changes will prevent future miscounts, the department said in its written response to the audit.
The hospital is requiring medical residents to fill out time sheets in response to the audit finding that Central Regional was not keeping track of hours worked by residents provided under contracts with area universities.