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Follow-Up Report on Hotel and Restaurant Regulation, Report No. 98-15, October 1998
 
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  • The Division of Hotels and Restaurants has not implemented our recommendation to adopt a risk-based inspection system to target those establishments posing the greatest potential health risks to the public. However, it has implemented an in-depth inspection program designed to minimize threats to the public health.
  • Although the division has taken steps to more vigorously pursue selected types of unlicensed establishments, it continues to lack an effective method of identifying and licensing temporary food service events.
  • The division continues to spend $600,000 a year for a management information system that does not readily provide the kinds of information it needs to efficiently and effectively protect the public health and safety. This problem is not expected to be corrected until July 1, 2000.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 96-24   Review of Hotel and Restaurant Regulation, published on December 23, 1996.


What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 00-23 Review of the Department of Corrections, published in December 2000.

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