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

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 Type†: 1-Year
  • Response Date: September 2009

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2007-040

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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