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Selection of an Impartial Hearing Officer

An Impartial Hearing Officer is appointed to conduct hearings and make rulings about disputes.  The Impartial Hearing Officer is selected by the protocol below.

  • Maintaining a pool of qualified Impartial Hearing Officers identified by NMDVR and the NM State Rehabilitation Council;
  • Then on a random basis or by agreement between the Director of NMDVR, and your representative, if you have one, you make a selection.

Recourse for a Fair Hearing Decision

NMDVR follows the decisions made by an Impartial Hearing Officer.  If you disagree with the decision, your remaining appeal is through the civil courts.