Report 2010-108 Recommendation 13 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 #13 To: Public Health, Department of

To increase revenue for the penalty accounts, Public Health should encourage the CMS to seek changes to federal regulations authorizing CMS to revise periodically the monetary penalty amounts imposed on facilities to reflect the rate of inflation.

1-Year Agency Response

In December 2010 Public Health issued a letter to CMS encouraging it to periodically revise the monetary penalties imposed on facilities that are not compliant with federal requirements to reflect the rate of inflation. (See 2012-406, p. 29)

  • 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.