Report 2016-131 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2016-131: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: It Must Increase Its Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Inmate Suicides (Release Date: August 2017)

Recommendation #8 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To monitor prisons' compliance with its requirement that inmates in crisis beds receive daily progress notes, Corrections should implement monitoring of these notes electronically into its audit process by the time the electronic health record system is in use systemwide in October 2017. Corrections should require prisons that are out of compliance to develop and implement quality improvement plans, and it should follow up on the prisons' implementation of those plans.

60-Day Agency Response

Mental Health is currently developing an inpatient dashboard. For MHCB, an automated indicator will be added for daily mental health clinical contacts as measured by presence of a progress note.

A copy of indicator language and report will be provided once complete.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2018
  • Response Date: October 2017

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

All Recommendations in 2016-131

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.