Report 2018-102 Recommendation 5 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 #5 To: Tulare Local Healthcare District

To ensure that the district is able to reopen by mid-October 2018, it should continue to address requirements to reinstate its license and should arrange for Public Health to verify compliance with licensing operational requirements as soon as it has completed addressing the requirements to reopen.

60-Day Agency Response

These items were addressed at the time of the state audit and prior to issuance of the state audit report. They are completed and the hospital is open and operating.

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

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

The district reopened the medical center on September 15, 2018, subsequent to the issuance of our report on September 9, 2018.

All Recommendations in 2018-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.