Report 2013-120 Recommendation 8 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 #8 To: Correctional Health Care Services, California
To improve the quality of the information prison medical staff document in inmate medical records, the Receiver's Office should either develop or incorporate into an existing process a means by which it evaluates prison medical staffs' documentation in inmates' medical records and retrains medical staff as necessary. The Receiver's Office should develop and implement this process by June 30, 2015.
60-Day Agency Response
Proposed Action Plan:
Review current policies and procedures and make any necessary changes.
Medical Services currently has existing policies and processes to systematically evaluate medical staff for professional competency which includes clinical documentation and performance improvement plans, if necessary. [Please refer to Inmate Medical Services Policies and Procedures Volume 3, Chapter 4A - Primary Care Provider Mentoring - Proctoring Program and Clinical Performance Appraisal Process Policy; Chapter 4B - Primary Care Provider Mentoring - Proctoring Program and Clinical Performance Appraisal Process Procedure.]
- Completion Date: July 2014
- Response Date: August 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.