An ALJ does not ordinarily request that a DDS staff physician or other DDS personnel
testify at a hearing because of the significant administrative and operational problems
involved. In rare cases where the ALJ concludes that it is necessary for a DDS staff
physician or other DDS personnel to appear at a hearing, the ALJ sends a memorandum
addressed to the DDS through the Assistant Regional Commissioner – Management and
Operations Support (ARC-MOS), and sends one copy directly to the ODAR regional office.
Bring any problems related to the request to the ALJ's attention (e.g., the DDS staff
physician is a part-time consultant and will not be available at the scheduled time
and place). In an emergency, and upon prior approval of the ARC-MOS, the ALJ may send
the request directly to the DDS administrator. The ALJ must allow at least 15 calendar
days for clearance through the ARC-MOS to the DDS. The ALJ has the authority to issue
a subpoena for a DDS staff physician or other personnel.
DI 29501.001 (see above) Assistance Requests from the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO)