Report 2006-106 Recommendation 8 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 #8 To: Health Services, Department of

To ensure that district offices consistently investigate complaints and include all relevant documentation in the complaint files, Health Services should clarify its policies and procedures, provide training as necessary, and periodically monitor district office performance to ensure compliance. At a minimum, Health Services should ensure that staff correctly and consistently prioritize complaints and categorize the deficient practices of skilled nursing facilities.

6-Month Agency Response

Health Services new quality assurance program includes reviewing randomly selected complaint investigations to ensure, among other things, that complaints are appropriately prioritized and that complaint dispositions are appropriate. (2008-406, p. 12)

  • Response Date: October 2007

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

All Recommendations in 2006-106

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.