Report 2011-113 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2011-113: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System: Increased Transparency and Stronger Controls Are Necessary as It Focuses on Improving Its Financial Situation (Release Date: March 2012)

Recommendation #8 To: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

To ensure that it has an up-to-date, approved conflict-of-interest code, the Health Care System should develop a protocol to file an action through the superior court to adopt a code if, in the future, the board of supervisors does not approve a code within six months of one being submitted to it by the Health Care System and if follow-up efforts with the board of supervisors prove unsuccessful.

6-Month Agency Response

The Health Care System amended its conflict-of-interest policy to specify that if the board of supervisors does not approve changes proposed by the Health Care System's conflict-of-interest code within six months of submission, then the Health Care System will seek legal counsel to consider potential superior court action to ensure action by the board of supervisors. (See 2013-406, p. 84)

  • Response Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-113

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.