A State audit confirms budget problems within the Regional Support Network in Chelan and Douglas Counties.
The audit looked into the agency's spending of State Medicaid mental health care funding under former RSN Administrator Jim Colvin.
The financial audit by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services identified about 2 million dollars in funding that went unused last year. Still pending are findings of a second probe by the State Auditor's office.
Douglas County is the RSN's lead entity. Commissioner Ken Stanton says the agency had already changed its method of accounting after the irregularities were first discovered by the RSN interim manager Tamara Caldwell-Burns . .
Commissioner Stanton says additional steps are being taken to avoid future problems . .
The audit has also put on hold the mental health care treatment facility being developed in Wenatchee at the old Parkside Convalescent Home.