Report 2010-103R Recommendations and Responses in 2014-041

Report 2010-103R: Department of Public Health: It Faces Significant Fiscal Challenges and Lacks Transparency in Its Administration of the Every Woman Counts Program

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
Department of Health Care Services 4 6 2 2 2

Recommendation To: Health Care Services, Department of

To ensure better public transparency and accountability for how the EWC program is administered, Public Health should comply with state law to develop regulations, based on input from the public and interested parties, that will direct how Public Health administers the EWC program. At a minimum, such regulations should define the eligibility criteria for women seeking access to EWC screening services.

Response

At this time, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), EWC program continues to cooperate with DHCS Office of Regulations and Office of Legal Services to appropriately review procedural requirements, for developing EWC Regulation Package DHCS-12-006E. Program refers to their Breast and Cervical Cancer Advisory Council on specific substantive rules essential to ensuring public health, safety, and the general welfare of California's women. Corresponding with the Administrative Procedure Act, EWC continues to integrate the APA Emergency Regulation provisions. Program has completed major steps that comprises of the required documentation to ensure promulgating regulations. A target date to implement EWC Emergency Regulations is scheduled for December 2014.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: December 2014
  • Response Date: October 2014

Recommendation To: Health Care Services, Department of

To the extent that Public Health continues to fund its various contracts, it should establish clearer expectations with its contractors concerning how much money is to be spent directly on the different aspects of the EWC program and should monitor spending to confirm that these expectations are being met.

Response

Will Not Implement

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

Current Status of Recommendations

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