General Services Unit adjudicates a wide variety of cases on behalf of the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado Secretary of State, the Colorado Department of Transportation and other administrative agencies.
Human Services cases typically require the Administrative Law Judge to decide whether a denial, reduction or termination of public assistance was properly made according to the evidence presented by the parties at the hearing and applicable legal authority. Human Services cases also include matters involving the denial or revocation of day care licenses and appeals regarding whether an individual¿s name should be placed on the Central Registry for Child Protection.
In Health Care Policy and Financing cases, the issue typically involves denial, reduction or termination of Medicaid funded assistance or disability benefits. The Office of Administrative Courts also hears cases for this Department involving disputes over reimbursement to providers of medical, nursing home and other services under the Medicaid program.
The General Services Unit hears cases for the Department of Regulatory Agencies involving more than 20 boards and commissions. Many of these cases require the judge to determine whether a sanction such as suspension or revocation of a license should be imposed upon the holder of an occupational or professional license, such as doctors, dentists, nurses, accountants, real estate brokers, midwives, and securities dealers.. In addition, the unit hears civil rights cases brought by this Department.
The General Services Unit also hears and decides complaints of violations of the Fair Campaign Practices Act filed with the Colorado Secretary of State and cases for the Department of Transportation involving highway access and sign code appeals. The unit also hears teacher dismissal and teacher licensing cases for the Department of Education, as well as appeals under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.