Report 2007-040 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report 2007-040: Department of Public Health: Laboratory Field Services' Lack of Clinical Laboratory Oversight Places the Public at Risk (Release Date: September 2008)

Recommendation #10 To: Public Health, Department of

Laboratory Services should work with Public Healths budget section and other appropriate parties to ensure that it adjusts fees in accordance with the budget act.

1-Year Agency Response

Laboratory Services stated that it developed policy and procedures to adjust fees and implemented them after the October 2008 Budget Bill was signed. It told us that it retains documentation of the fee adjustment for each year in its policy and procedure manual. Although the department concluded that it did not have the authority to retroactively adjust fees for previous years, we confirmed that the department adjusted fees in accordance with the budget act for fiscal year 2008-09. (See 2010-406, p. 48)

  • Response Date: September 2009

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2007-040

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.