Report 2012-111 Recommendation 9 Responses

Report 2012-111: California Department of Public Health: It Needs to Improve Accuracy in Accounting and Charging for Compliance Inspections Designed to Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco and It Could Enhance Its Compliance Inspections (Release Date: June 2013)

Recommendation #9 To: Public Health, Department of

Public Health should add language to its youth decoy and parent or legal guardian consent form to clarify that the data obtained from the youth's participation may be used in future research in a way that will not reveal the identity of the youth.

6-Month Agency Response

CDPH has implemented this recommendation. In consultation with the CDPH Office of Legal Services, TCB reviewed all youth decoy and parental/guardian consent forms. Effective September 1 2013, the YTPS contractor began using a revised consent form (Please see attached).

  • Completion Date: September 2013
  • Response Date: December 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

In consultation with the CDPH Office of Legal Services, TCB reviewed all youth decoy and parental/guardian consent forms. Effective September 1 2013, the YTPS contractor will use a revised consent form (Attachment C).

  • Estimated Completion Date: September 1, 2013
  • Response Date: August 2013

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


All Recommendations in 2012-111

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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