Report 2013-120 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: Correctional Health Care Services, California

To ensure that inmates receive only medical services that are authorized through its utilization management process, the Receiver's Office should develop processes by August 31, 2014, such that a procedure that may result in sterilization is not scheduled unless the procedure is approved at the necessary level of the utilization management process.

60-Day Agency Response

Proposed Action Plan:

Create additional InterQual custom criteria to ensure that a procedure that may result in sterilization is not scheduled without proper approval.

Status/Comments:

InterQual custom criteria were created. Notification within each criteria subset that requires secondary, Institution Utilization Management Committee and Headquarters Utilization Management Committee reviews are established.

  • Completion Date: July 2014
  • Response Date: August 2014

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


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