Report 2016-126 Recommendation Responses

Report 2016-126: California Department of Social Services: Its Caregiver Background Check Bureau Lacks Criminal History Information It Needs to Protect Vulnerable Populations in Licensed Care Facilities (Release Date: March 2017)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

To better ensure the safety of clients in licensed facilities, the Legislature should amend state law to expand the list of nonexemptible crimes to include the eight crimes we identified and any other crimes it deems appropriate.

Description of Legislative Action

Assembly Bill 1914 (Flora), introduced on January 23, 2018, would enumerate additional crimes that prohibit the Department of Social Services from authorizing an individual from working or otherwise being present at a community care facility.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: March 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Legislation Introduced

Description of Legislative Action

Legislation has not been introduced to address this specific recommendation.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: December 2017

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

All Recommendations in 2016-126