The county commission will use the funds it allocated for the health department to pay bills directly to keep things simpler, Andes said.
"My understanding after attending the last meeting," Skidmore said, "is that their board will vote on a list of invoices to pay, and they'll transfer them to use, and we'll pay them directly out of the county fund."
If those bills total more than $150,000, the county will have to decide what to do.
"Personally, I think we need to make it right," Andes said. "It's going to cost us one way or another."
An audit to determine if any fraud occurred is ongoing.
In other news, the county will soon accept payments by debit and credit cards.
Commissioners voted to approve a bid from FIS, formerly Fidelity Information Services, to provide debit and credit card vendor services.
Any office in the courthouse that accepts payments from the public will have a card reader, as will any department outside the courthouse that wishes to have one.
Kanawha County has the same vendor since 2006. The card readers are slated to be in place in six to 12 weeks.