CDPH

OIG Finds Only 43.9% of Restaurants and Similar Establishments Received All Required Routine Food Inspections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2016 CONTACT: Rachel Leven, (773) 478-0534 OIG Finds Only 43.9% of Restaurants and Similar Establishments Received All Required Routine Food Inspections A City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit, released today, found that the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not meet the routine inspection frequency requirements … [Read More…]

Audit of CDPH Food Establishment Inspections

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited the food establishment inspections program of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Food Protection Division. CDPH “promotes food safety and sanitation through the inspection of food establishments,”[1] including restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, delis, daycares, hospital kitchens, and school cafeterias. The objectives of the audit were to determine … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Disposal Of Non-Hazardous Waste

This advisory explains that the City has failed to enforce its contract provisions regarding the proper disposal of waste by City vendors. OIG’s inquiry suggests that lax regulatory compliance may extend to the disposal of hazardous waste. The advisory presents background on disposal laws, rules, and contract requirements relevant to City Contractors; and examples of inadequacies in … [Read More…]

OIG Advisory Regarding Fiscal Intermediaries

On January 30, 2013, OIG sent an Advisory to Commissioner Choucair of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding fiscal intermediaries. CDPH transmitted their response on March 11, 2013.

Follow-Up on CDPH Pharmacy Warehouse

OIG today released the findings of a follow-up report from a February 2009 audit that showed significant deficiencies in the Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) inventory management at its pharmacy warehouse. The report shows that although the warehouse is now closed, and CDPH clinics now order and store their own inventory, the CDPH has … [Read More…]

Audit of CDPH Central Pharmacy Warehouse

An audit by the Inspector General’s Office found the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) wasted approximately $529,000 in medications resulting in at least a $365,000 loss, did not account for $639,000 of vaccines, and did not properly track controlled substances. OIG auditors conducted a performance audit of CDPH Central Pharmacy Warehouse operations for calendar … [Read More…]