Department of Developmental Services Hearings Decisions

Regarding Fair Hearings

What is a DDS Decision?  OAH issues final decisions for the Department of Developmental Services regarding consumer appeals from Regional or Developmental Centers.  These appeals often focus on issues of eligibility for services, or the level or type of service to be given a consumer having developmental disabilities. 

OAH does not post the result of confidential mediations, arbitrations, or proposed decisions (such as cases heard under the Administrative Procedure Act).  For the final results on these matters, contact the agency itself (such as the Medical Board, Contractors State License Board, etc.).

Department of Developmental Services Decisions Search Engine

DDS Decisions Search Engine
Please enter your query here:


If you are searching by case number, enter the case number without the "L" or "N". If you are searching by terms, you can reduce the number of hits by using multiple terms together. Example: If you are searching for decisions with the terms "Medical" and "Voluntary", you would type "Medical & Voluntary" (without the quotes) in the search box and click execute.


All of the publications on this website can be made available in alternative formats as a disability-related reasonable accommodation for an individual with a disability. To discuss how to receive a copy of this publication in an alternative format, please contact:

Carlos Trejo
Office of Administrative Hearings
2349 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
916.263.0554 fax
California Relay Service:  1-800-735-2922 or 7-1-1
Speech to Speech Service:  1-800-854-7784