Report 2010-108 Recommendation 11 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 #11 To: Public Health, Department of

To ensure that citation review conferences are completed expeditiously, Public Health should seek legislation amending its citation review conference process to more closely reflect the federal process by prohibiting facilities from seeking a delay of the payment of monetary penalties on the grounds that the citation review conference has not been completed before the effective date of the monetary penalty.

1-Year Agency Response

Chapter 729, Statutes of 2011 (Assembly Bill 641), eliminates the citation review conference from the citation appeals process for long-term care facilities and allows fines to be levied from both state and federal agencies when an incident violates both state and federal laws. (See 2012-406, p. 28)

  • Response Date: June 2011

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

All Recommendations in 2010-108

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.