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
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.