Report I2010-2 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report I2010-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: Delay in Reassigning an Incompetent Psychiatrist, Misuse of State Resources, Failure to Protect the Security of Confidential Documents, Theft of Registration Fees, and Other Violations of State Law (Release Date: January 2011)

Case Number I2009-0607

Recommendation #3 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

Establish a protocol to ensure that upon receiving credible information that a medical professional may not be capable of treating patients competently, it promptly relieves that professional from treating patients, pending an investigation.

Agency Response From December 2010

Corrections reported that it established a task force to discuss its policies and procedures for removing medical professionals from the treatment of patients when an investigation is pending. Corrections further stated that its Office of Internal Affairs would communicate with the proper authorities to determine whether employees under investigation have been removed from their primary duties. To assist in this process, Corrections reported that in June 2011 it established policies and procedures for collecting information about the costs related to health care employees who are either assigned alternate duties or on administrative time off.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in I2010-2