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The Human Services Department mission is: To transform lives. Working with our partners, we design and deliver innovative, high quality health and human services that improve the security and promote independence for New Mexicans in their communities.

Individual Safety and Advocacy

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The DDSD Individual Safety and Advocacy Bureau is a newly forming bureau including efforts on Foley, Fair Hearing rights and ANE prevention.

Fair Hearing Unit

In 2015, DDSD created the Fair Hearings Unit to centralize waiver-related fair hearing matters, to offer opportunities to work towards resolution and assist individuals and families throughout the hearing process.

The DDSD Fair Hearings Unit receives all hearing acknowledgements from Human Services Department (HSD) Fair Hearings Bureau, compiles the Summary of Evidence (SOE) for the parties and the administrative law judge and works with all interested parties to schedule and conduct an agency review conference in the hopes of resolving issues outside of the hearing.