Report 2018-102 Recommendation 3 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 #3 To: Tulare Local Healthcare District

To ensure that it complies with state law, by April 2019 the district should update its policy related to conflicts of interest to include procedures requiring the district to obtain and maintain copies of all designated individuals' statements of economic interests at the medical center.

1-Year Agency Response

Written policy approved by the Tulare Local Healthcare District Board on 24 April 2019.

  • Completion Date: May 2019
  • Response Date: May 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

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.

Statements of economic interests currently are being obtained and maintained by the district.

  • 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 to conform.

  • Estimated Completion Date: October 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.