Trained volunteers hear cases of consumers with developmental disabilities who lack decision-making capacity and who have no legal guardian or authorized surrogate to make a decision or act in his or her best interest regarding medical treatment.  This is an alternative to the courts.  What makes SDMC different?

  • No court or attorney feesSDMC
  • Over 8,000 cases heard
  • Available Statewide
  • Hearings held in your area
  • Expedited hearings available
  • Hearings held within 14 days on average
  • Person-centered approach to medical decision-making