Report 2013-120 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2013-120: Sterilization of Female Inmates: Some Inmates Were Sterilized Unlawfully, and Safeguards Designed to Limit Occurrences of the Procedure Failed (Release Date: June 2014)

Recommendation #8 To: Correctional Health Care Services, California

To improve the quality of the information prison medical staff document in inmate medical records, the Receiver's Office should either develop or incorporate into an existing process a means by which it evaluates prison medical staffs' documentation in inmates' medical records and retrains medical staff as necessary. The Receiver's Office should develop and implement this process by June 30, 2015.

Agency Response*

Proposed Action Plan:

Review current policies and procedures and make any necessary changes.


Medical Services currently has existing policies and processes to systematically evaluate medical staff for professional competency which includes clinical documentation and performance improvement plans, if necessary. [Please refer to Inmate Medical Services Policies and Procedures Volume 3, Chapter 4A - Primary Care Provider Mentoring - Proctoring Program and Clinical Performance Appraisal Process Policy; Chapter 4B - Primary Care Provider Mentoring - Proctoring Program and Clinical Performance Appraisal Process Procedure.]

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: July 2014
  • Response Date: August 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2013-120

†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.

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