Report 2013-120 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2013-120: Sterilization of Female Inmates: Some Inmates Were Sterilized Unlawfully, and Safeguards Designed to Limit Occurrences of the Procedure Failed (Release Date: June 2014)

Recommendation #1 To: Correctional Health Care Services, California

To ensure that the necessary education and disciplinary action can be taken, the Receiver's Office should report to the California Department of Public Health, which licenses general acute care hospitals, and the Medical Board of California, which licenses physicians, the names of all hospitals and physicians associated with inmates' bilateral tubal ligations during fiscal years 2005-06 through 2012-13 for which consent was unlawfully obtained. The Receiver's Office should make these referrals as soon as is practicable.

60-Day Agency Response

Proposed Action Plan:

Referrals are to be made to the California Department of Public Health and the Medical Board of California as requested by the California State Auditor.


Initial referral letters were sent to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Medical Board of California (MBC) on June 18, 2014. The supporting documents for the referral were sent to CDPH and MBC on July 2 and 3, 2014 respectively. Both CDPH and MBC have confirmed the receipt of the supporting documents.

  • Completion Date: July 2014
  • Response Date: August 2014

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

All Recommendations in 2013-120

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.

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