Following the Hearing

The impartial hearing officer analyzes the testimony and evidence that you and the DOR provide to decide whether the California Code of Regulations and other applicable law were followed by the DOR. The impartial hearing officer renders his or her final decision within 30 days of the hearing. The final written decision is sent by certified mail to you and the DOR on the same day.

Once a decision has been rendered, the impartial hearing officer has no authority to change his or her own decision. If you are not satisfied with the impartial hearing officer's decision, you may file a writ of mandate within six months of the decision with the California Superior Court.


Fair Hearing Process Information

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Appeals Forms

Related Documents

Contact Information

Mediation and Fair Hearing Office
c/o Department of Rehabilitation
Legal Affairs
P. O. Box 944222
Sacramento, CA 94244-2220

Voice: (916) 558-5860
TTY: (916) 558-5862
Fax: (916) 558-5861