§ 22-13-6. Requests for auditing and accounting services.
(a) Every state department and agency which contemplates securing the services of an independent accounting firm to perform an audit of a federal assistance grant program shall first request the written approval of the auditor general.
(b) The request to the auditor general shall indicate the period of audit, the services to be rendered, the requirement for services (grant provisions, statutory requirements, etc.), the source(s) of funding, and any other pertinent information. The request shall be transmitted in writing to the auditor general on a form provided for that purpose at least ninety (90) days in advance of any contractual negotiations with independent public accountants by any state department or agency.
(c) Upon receipt of the request, the auditor general shall conduct an analysis of the request to determine the scope and requirements of the audit services requested in coordination with the audit responsibilities of all state audit agencies.
(d) The auditor general shall notify, in writing, the requesting state department or agency of the results of his or her analysis.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 422, § 1.)