The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is a quasi-judicial tribunal that hears administrative disputes. The Department of Managed Health Care cases heard by the OAH are for contested cases, often related to the DMHC’s enforcement of the laws it regulates.
In order to ensure impartial adjudication, the DMHC maintains separation of functions throughout the OAH process. Within the DMHC, the Office of Legal Services (OLS) assists the DMHC Director with the decision-making and the Enforcement Legal Services Division is the advocate for the DMHC in the OAH Process.
- Precedent Decisions - The Department's Precedent Decisions as authorized by Government Code § 11425.60.
- Administrative Actions and Decisions - The Department's actions and decisions heard before the Office of Administrative Hearings