Report 2015-507 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2015-507: Follow-Up—California Department of Public Health: Laboratory Field Services Is Unable to Oversee Clinical Laboratories Effectively, but a Feasible Alternative Exists (Release Date: September 2015)

Recommendation #1 To: Public Health, Department of

While the Legislature considers eliminating the requirement that labs obtain state-issued licenses or registrations and receive oversight from Laboratory Services, Laboratory Services should begin taking action to address its deficiencies by developing a corrective action plan by December 31, 2015. The corrective action plan should address its plans for implementing the recommendations from our 2008 audit and from this follow-up audit. For each item in its corrective action plan, Laboratory Services should identify the individuals responsible for ensuring it takes the corrective action, the resources it needs to carry out the corrective action, and the time frame in which it expects to successfully complete the corrective action.

6-Month Agency Response

CDPH developed and submitted Corrective Action Plan by the due date of December 31, 2015

  • Completion Date: December 2015
  • Response Date: March 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

Laboratory Field Services is currently in the process of developing the corrective action plan and will complete the plan by the due date of December 31st, 2015.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 2015
  • Response Date: November 2015

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

All Recommendations in 2015-507

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.