To vet more thoroughly the Section 19130(b) justifications put forward by the departmentsí contract managers, to ensure the timely communication of board decisions to the contract managers, and to make certain that disapproved contracts have been appropriately terminated, legal services in both departments should notify contract managers of the boardís decisions in a timely manner and retain records in the case files showing when and how the notifications were made.
Public Health issued a policy effective November 3, 2009, that requires its program staff to obtain approval from its legal services before entering into personal services contracts. Public Health stated that it has developed procedures to ensure that contract managers receive timely notification of board decisions and to maintain documentation for all notices of contract terminations in legal servicesí case files. (2011-406, p. 87).
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*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.