Report I2016-1 Recommendation 20 Responses

Report I2016-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Misuse of State Resources, Forgery, False Time Reporting, Financial Interests Disclosure Violations, and Waste of State Funds (Release Date: February 2016)

Case Number I2014-0430

Recommendation #20 To: State Hospitals, Department of

State Hospitals should ensure that the psychiatrist discloses past financial interests to the FPPC for the time he acted as the medical director that he did not disclose previously.

Agency Response From April 2016

In April 2016, State Hospitals forwarded the psychiatrist's Form 700 to the FPPC for a review of his past financial interests that were not properly disclosed. State Hospitals informed the FPPC that in 2012, the psychiatrist earned at least $57,237 from other sources, with at least some of it being earned after May 2012, which was one year before he assumed the acting medical director position.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From March 2016

State Hospitals reported that on February 1, 2016, it received the psychiatrist's combined Form 700 for assuming office and leaving office, and it stated that its staff performed a full review of the form. However, our review of the psychiatrist's Form 700 revealed that he did not include any payments earned from the pharmaceutical company from May 2012 through May 2013 as required when he assumed the acting medical director position. We have requested clarification from State Hospitals regarding this concern.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

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