Report 2010-108 Recommendation 10 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 #10 To: Public Health, Department of

To increase revenue for the state account, Public Health should update its Electronic Licensing and Management System (ELMS) to use the issuance date of the citation as specified in state law when calculating whether a facility’s payment was received in time to warrant a 35 percent reduction. Further, the division should update its monetary penalty assessment form to ensure it contains language that is consistent with state law. To the extent Public Health believes state law should be revised to reflect the date on which the facility received the citation, rather than the date the citation was issued, it should seek legislation to make such a change.

1-Year Agency Response

In December 2010 Public Health enhanced ELMS to use the citation issuance date when calculating whether a facility’s payment was received in time to warrant a 35 percent reduction. Further, in September 2010, Public Health updated its monetary penalty assessment form with language that is consistent with state law. Finally, Public Health stated that it does not believe that it needs to revise state law to reflect the date on which the facility received the citation, rather than the date the citation was issued. Thus, our related recommendation is not applicable. (See 2012-406, p. 26)

  • Response Date: June 2011

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


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Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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