Report 2016-126 Recommendation 6 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 #6 To: Social Services, Department of

To ensure that it more effectively shares, receives, and uses administrative action information, until a centralized database can facilitate real-time information transmittal, Social Services should amend its interagency agreements to specify that the departments should share their administrative action information as soon as possible after the action is final, but no later than five business days after the end of the month in which it became final. It should begin amending its interagency agreements by July 2017.

1-Year Agency Response

Interagency agreements with Department of Aging, Department of Public Health, and Emergency Medical Services Authority have been amended and executed to reflect that CDSS effectively share, receive, and use administrative action information until a centralized database can facilitate real time information. (Attachment 1)

  • Estimated Completion Date: May 2018
  • Response Date: March 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Partially Implemented

6-Month Agency Response

Based on additional changes, the Interagency Agreements have been returned to the four participating departments for review and approval. The departments are to finalize the agreements by December 2017. It is anticipated that the Interagency Agreements will be implemented by January 25, 2018 with the terms of these agreements being indefinite.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 25, 2018
  • Response Date: November 2017

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

60-Day Agency Response

See response to Recommendation 1.

  • Estimated Completion Date: September 2017
  • Response Date: May 2017

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

In its response, Social Services refers to recommendation one. This number is different than the numbers assigned to recommendations on our website. Social Services is referring to the recommendation that we have numbered five.

All Recommendations in 2016-126

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.