Report 2006-106 Recommendation 11 Responses

Report 2006-106: Department of Health Services: Its Licensing and Certification Division Is Struggling to Meet State and Federal Oversight Requirements for Skilled Nursing Facilities (Release Date: April 2007)

Recommendation #11 To: Health Services, Department of

To reduce the predictability of its federal recertification surveys, Health Services should institute a practice of conducting surveys throughout the survey cycle, ensuring that each facility has a greater probability of being selected at any given time.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2011

Licensing and Certification (L&C) has met this recommendation through conducting Quarterly District Manager meetings to discuss both workload activities and the need to maintain an unpredictable survey schedule. Our unpredictable presence in skilled nursing facilities is enhanced by conducting off-hour surveys and through increased state licensing survey activities. (2010-041, p. 51)

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2006-106

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.