Report 2018-102 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2018-102: Tulare Local Healthcare District: Past Poor Decisions Contributed to the Closure of the Medical Center, and Licensing Issues May Delay Its Reopening (Release Date: October 2018)

Recommendation #1 To: Tulare Local Healthcare District

To ensure that the district can demonstrate that its decisions for selecting contractors are justified and are in the best interest of the district's residents, by April 2019 the district should establish formal procedures designed to ensure that it follows a rigorous and appropriate evaluation and contract awarding process.

6-Month Agency Response

We were delayed in bringing on new staff to implement the appropriate recommendations, but Board members are working to amend our policies and hope to approve them at our next regular board meeting on April 24.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2019
  • Response Date: April 2019

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

60-Day Agency Response

The District concurs with the recommendation and will update its policies by April 2019 as recommended.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2019
  • Response Date: December 2018

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

All Recommendations in 2018-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.