Report 2010-108 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2010-108: Department of Public Health: It Reported Inaccurate Financial Information and Can Likely Increase Revenues for the State and Federal Health Facilities Citation Penalties Accounts (Release Date: June 2010)

Recommendation #1 To: Public Health, Department of

To ensure that citation review conferences are completed expeditiously, Public Health should continue to take steps to eliminate its backlog of appeals awaiting a citation review conference.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2015

As of August 2014, CDPH has completed citation review conferences for all appealed citations

  • Completion Date: August 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

Based on documentation provided by Public Health, it has completed citation review conferences for all appealed citations.


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2015

The status of this recommendation is unchanged.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 12/2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

The status of this recommendation is unchanged.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 10/2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2013

At the time of the BSA audit, CDPH had a backlog of 607 citation review conferences. As of October 10, 2013, CDPH had a backlog of 152 B citations. All A and AA citations have been completed. CDPH projects it will eliminate the backlog entirely by the end of 2014.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2012

CDPH agrees with the recommendation that the Department should continue to take steps to eliminate its backlog of appeals awaiting a citation review conference.

All AA citations that were pending at the time of the BSA report have been heard in a Citation Review Conference (CRC) hearing. All AA citations are being scheduled when requested and are current. However, there remains a backlog of CRCs. At the time of the BSA audit, approximately 450 B, 150 A and seven AA citations were pending review. Currently, 216 (20 added in 2011-12) B, and 72 (13 added in 2011-12) A citations are pending. Retired annuitant (RA) staff who have been deemed mission critical, thoroughly trained, and dedicated solely to this workload, are continuing work to reduce the backlog of appeals awaiting citation review conferences. As a result, CDPH is making progress to address the backlog.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknown

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2010-108

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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