CDPH http://kvpr.org en California Budget Proposal Would Move Clean Drinking Water Program http://kvpr.org/post/california-budget-proposal-would-move-clean-drinking-water-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">C</span>alifornia Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal would make a significant change to the state’s Safe Drinking Water Program. &nbsp;Last year, the Department of Public Health came under fire for failing to spend almost a half billion dollars to provide drinking water to communities that need it.</p><p>Under Brown’s budget proposal, the State Water Resources Control Board would run the program in the future. Jennifer Clary, with Clean Water Action, says she’s glad the program will be taken from the Department of Public Health.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:52:16 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 26970 at http://kvpr.org California Budget Proposal Would Move Clean Drinking Water Program Porterville Developmental Center Beating Highlights Accountability Failures http://kvpr.org/post/porterville-developmental-center-beating-highlights-accountability-failures <p>What happens when the most vulnerable members of society are failed by the very system that is there to protect them? That’s the question asked in a major series of reports by the <a href="http://cironline.org/">Center For Investigative Reporting</a> called <a href="http://californiawatch.org/broken-shield">Broken Shield</a>.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:57:19 +0000 Joe Moore 25672 at http://kvpr.org Porterville Developmental Center Beating Highlights Accountability Failures Bill To Move Drinking Water Program Has Governor's Support http://kvpr.org/post/bill-move-drinking-water-program-has-governors-support <div><p>A California Senate Committee will hear a bill Monday that would move the state’s Safe Drinking Water program away from the Department of Public Health. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the department has come under fire for failing to distribute money to communities that need it.</p></div><p>The Department of Public Health has been criticized by both the EPA and some lawmakers for failing to distribute nearly a half billion dollars to communities for clean drinking water.</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:07:12 +0000 Amy Quinton 19815 at http://kvpr.org Bill To Move Drinking Water Program Has Governor's Support Department of Public Health to Distribute Unspent Clean Water Money http://kvpr.org/post/department-public-health-distribute-unspent-clean-water-money <p>The California Department of Public Health released its plan today on how it intends to use some $455 million in unspent federal funds that are supposed to go to pay to clean drinking water programs.</p><p>The agency was the subject of a highly critical report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in April over the failure to spend the federal funds.</p><p>The Department of Public Health plans to distribute $84 million from that fund to local water agencies by the end of the week, and nearly $200 million in the next fiscal year.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:00:05 +0000 Joe Moore 17296 at http://kvpr.org Department of Public Health to Distribute Unspent Clean Water Money Visalia's Kaweah Delta Medical Center Fined Twice By State http://kvpr.org/post/visalias-kaweah-delta-medical-center-fined-twice-state <p>The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued 12 administrative penalties to hospitals throughout the state, including two at Visalia's Kaweah Delta Medical Center. The hospitals were cited for failing to follow established procedures that resulted in serious injury or death, or had the potential to.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:29:04 +0000 Joe Moore 8428 at http://kvpr.org