To ensure that beneficiaries have safe and reliable access to program services, Health Care Services should amend the State-county contract to allow a process for counties to notify their key partners of the providers that it has suspended.
The FY 2014-15 county-state contract for Substance Use Disorder services was amended to include such effort. As part of the contract, the county received a Privacy and Information Security Provision document that outlines the counties authority to notify key partners of the providers that DHCS has suspended. Attached is a copy of the Privacy and Information and Security Provision.
The language has been added to the contract. The contract is currently under Department and Administrative review.
Based on its response, the department has not yet fully implemented this recommendation.
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