Report 2012-107 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2012-107: Developmental Centers: Poor-Quality Investigations, Outdated Policies, Leadership and Staffing Problems, and Untimely Licensing Reviews Put Residents at Risk (Release Date: July 2013)

Recommendation #1 To: Developmental Services, Department of

The department should provide a reminder to staff about the importance of promptly notifying OPS of incidents involving resident safety.

60-Day Agency Response

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS or Department) has implemented this recommendation. On May 29, 2013 a written reminder was issued to all developmental center staff requiring prompt incident reporting to the Office of Protective Services (OPS). Immediate notification of all suspected cases of abuse and neglect are a requirement in each developmental center's policies. This notification requirement was incorporated into a revised statewide developmental center policy and distributed to all facilities on May 31, 2013.

  • Completion Date: June 2013
  • Response Date: September 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2012-107

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.