Report 2009-043 Recommendations and Responses in 2014-041

Report 2009-043: Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun: It Needs to Develop Procedures and Controls Over Its Operations and Finances to Ensure That It Complies With Legal Requirements

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2013-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun 4 27 7 2 1

Recommendation To: Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun, Board of

To ensure that it consistently adheres to requirements in state law when licensing pilots, the board should establish and implement a procedure for approving and monitoring board-appointed physicians.

Response

The Board entered into an interagency agreement with the University of California, San Francisco Campus that sets forth, among other things, the following: the requirements to be a Board-appointed physician; a requirement for the BOPC Executive Directors pre-approval of all physicians; the duties of physicians to implement recently enacted medical assessment and fitness determination regulations found in 7 CCR, 217; and, a requirement that the BOPCs Executive Director meet annually with physicians to review processes and analyze experiences as part of a performance monitoring process.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: May 2014
  • Response Date: May 2014

Recommendation To: Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun, Board of

To ensure that its expenditures are appropriate, the board should competitively bid contracts with physicians who perform physical examinations of pilots.

Response

While the Board agrees with the intent of this recommendation, the Board will not implement this recommendation as specifically stated.

Instead of conducting a competitive procurement process with multiple private-sector physicians, the Board determined that it could efficiently and cost-effectively procure pilot medical assessments and fitness determinations with a single State entity, and entered into an interagency agreement with the University of California, San Francisco Campus for its physicians at the School of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine to deliver the mandated medical assessments and fitness determinations required in regulations at 7 CCR, 217.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Will Not Implement
  • Response Date: May 2014

Current Status of Recommendations

All Recommendations in 2014-041