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.
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 Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.