Report 2018-106 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2018-106: Correctional Officer Health and Safety: Some State and County Correctional Facilities Could Better Protect Their Officers From the Health Risks of Certain Inmate Attacks (Release Date: September 2018)

Recommendation #4 To: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

To ensure the health and safety of its employees and hold its supervisors accountable, Men's Central should revise its policies and procedures to require documentation that its supervisors are notifying victims of gassing attacks in a timely manner of their right to request that the inmates involved be tested for communicable diseases.

60-Day Agency Response

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Custody Division, including the Men's Central Jail, has implemented the following policy: Custody Operation Informational Bulletin #2018-06, "Supervisor's Gassing Checklist." The bulletin is to ensure consistency in completion of the Supervisor's Gassing Checklist. The checklist includes vital report forms including Communicable Disease Exposure Report, Report of Request and Decision for HIV Testing, as well as notifications to Psychological Services Bureau. Once the Supervisor's Gassing Checklist is completed, the victim employee signs the form accounting for the notifications and reports. Copies of the policy, checklist, and indicate forms will be included in this response.

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

All Recommendations in 2018-106

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.