Report 2010-108 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2010-108: Department of Public Health: It Reported Inaccurate Financial Information and Can Likely Increase Revenues for the State and Federal Health Facilities Citation Penalties Accounts (Release Date: June 2010)

Recommendation #1 To: Public Health, Department of

To ensure that citation review conferences are completed expeditiously, Public Health should continue to take steps to eliminate its backlog of appeals awaiting a citation review conference.

Agency Response*

As of August 2014, CDPH has completed citation review conferences for all appealed citations

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: August 2014
  • Response Date: November 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Based on documentation provided by Public Health, it has completed citation review conferences for all appealed citations.


Agency Response*

The status of this recommendation is unchanged.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: 12/2014
  • Response Date: October 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The status of this recommendation is unchanged.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: 10/2015
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

At the time of the BSA audit, CDPH had a backlog of 607 citation review conferences. As of October 10, 2013, CDPH had a backlog of 152 B citations. All A and AA citations have been completed. CDPH projects it will eliminate the backlog entirely by the end of 2014.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 2014
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

CDPH agrees with the recommendation that the Department should continue to take steps to eliminate its backlog of appeals awaiting a citation review conference.

All AA citations that were pending at the time of the BSA report have been heard in a Citation Review Conference (CRC) hearing. All AA citations are being scheduled when requested and are current. However, there remains a backlog of CRCs. At the time of the BSA audit, approximately 450 B, 150 A and seven AA citations were pending review. Currently, 216 (20 added in 2011-12) B, and 72 (13 added in 2011-12) A citations are pending. Retired annuitant (RA) staff who have been deemed mission critical, thoroughly trained, and dedicated solely to this workload, are continuing work to reduce the backlog of appeals awaiting citation review conferences. As a result, CDPH is making progress to address the backlog.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknown
  • Response Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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