Report 2018-102 Recommendation 7 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 #7 To: Tulare Local Healthcare District

To ensure that the district is able to obtain the supplies and purchased services necessary to reopen the medical center, the district should continue its efforts toward reestablishing relationships with vendors so that it can reopen the medical center by mid-October 2018.

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

Although the district does not indicate how it reestablished relationships with vendors, we note that the medical center reopened on October 15, 2018, subsequent to the issuance of our audit report on October, 9, 2018.

All Recommendations in 2018-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.