Report 2007-040 Recommendation 11 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 #11 To: Public Health, Department of

Laboratory Services should perform all its mandated oversight responsibilities for laboratories subject to its jurisdiction operating within and outside California, including monitoring proficiency-testing results

1-Year Agency Response

Laboratory Services stated that it reviews electronic proficiency test results once each month and since August 2008 has notified 195 laboratories of a first proficiency testing failure within 30 days of reviewing the test data. (2010-406, p. 43)

  • 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.