Report 2018-102 Recommendation 4 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 #4 To: Tulare Local Healthcare District

To ensure that the district recovers funds inappropriately used to pay for work outside the district, it should immediately take steps to seek reimbursement from HCCA for payments the district made to HCCA for time the former CFO and other employees spent working at Inyo.

60-Day Agency Response

The District settled competing claims with HCCA. Reimbursement from HCCA for work performed unrelated to the District was part of that settlement. It is our understanding the criminal investigation by the Tulare County District Attorney's office may include this issue.

  • Completion Date: December 2018
  • Response Date: December 2018

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

The district did not provide documentation to substantiate its response of fully implemented. We will reassess the district's response after it provides us with documentation of the settlement between it and HCCA.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

All Recommendations in 2018-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.