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 ensure that all applicable entities share their administrative actions with each other as state law intends, the Legislature should amend state law to require that Social Services, the Department of Aging, Public Health, Health Care Services, Medical Services, and county agencies provide each other their administrative action information.

Description of Legislative Action

Assembly Bill 2397 (Obernolte), introduced on February 14, 2018, would require, rather than permit, the California Department of Aging, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Health Care Services, the Department of Social Services, and the Emergency Medical Services Authority to share the information with respect to applicants, licensees, certificate holders, or individuals who have been the subject of any administrative action resulting in the denial of a license, permit, or certificate of approval.

  • 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