Report 2012-111 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2012-111: California Department of Public Health: It Needs to Improve Accuracy in Accounting and Charging for Compliance Inspections Designed to Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco and It Could Enhance Its Compliance Inspections (Release Date: June 2013)

Recommendation #8 To: Public Health, Department of

To ensure that Public Health can more effectively monitor and enforce compliance with the STAKE Act, it should include the retailers that sold tobacco to minors during the annual retailer assessment when selecting the retailers it plans to inspect as part of the statewide compliance inspections.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2015

CDPH has implemented this recommendation

On July 2014, FDB incorporated referrals received from the Tobacco Control Branch (TCB) into its annual compliance check work plan.

This recommendation will be implemented annually by FDB during the first quarter of each fiscal year as data on violating retailers is shared by TCB.

All TCB complaint referrals are added into the corresponding district work plans. Every effort is made to select tobacco retailers based on programmatic and geographical assignments. All complaints are prioritized and incorporated into the workplan to effectively monitor tobacco retailers statewide.

  • Completion Date: July 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

The status of this recommendation is unchanged.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 9/2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


1-Year Agency Response

CDPH has partially implemented this recommendation

Beginning in 2014, FDB will incorporate referrals received from the TCB into its annual compliance check work plan.

This recommendation will be fully implemented once all data on violating retailers are shared with FDB.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 2014
  • Response Date: June 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: No Action Taken


6-Month Agency Response

CDPH will implement this recommendation. Beginning in 2014, upon receipt from TCB, FOB will incorporate referrals received from the TCB into its annual compliance check work plan to ensure that Public Health can more effectively monitor and enforce compliance with the STAKE Act.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 31, 2014 and annually thereafter
  • Response Date: December 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: No Action Taken


60-Day Agency Response

Upon receipt, FDB will incorporate referrals received from the TCB into its annual compliance check work plan.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 30, 2014
  • Response Date: August 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken


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Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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