Read more about the Independent Oversight Committees most recent legislation here: House Bill 2059

In August 2018, legislative changes took effect that renamed the Human Rights Committees (HRCs) to Independent Oversight Committees (IOCs).  The legislative changes established within the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) the Independent Oversight Committees of: the Department of Economic Security (DDD/DES), the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), and Department of Health Services (DHS)/Arizona State Hospital (ASH).


Agencies and IOCs are established under, and must abide by the following statutes/rules:

A.R.S. § 36-509: Confidential Records (https://www.azleg.gov/ars/36/00509.htm)

A.R.S. § 38-431: Open Meeting Law (https://www.azleg.gov/ars/38/00431.htm)

A.R.S §41-192(A)(8): Attorney General Arizona Agency Handbook - Open Meeting Law (https://www.azag.gov/outreach/publications/agency-handbook)

A.R.S. § 38-503: Conflict of interest; exemptions; employment prohibition (https://www.azleg.gov/ars/38/00503.htm) and the related Attorney General Manual - Chapter 8” (https://www.azag.gov/outreach/publications/agency-handbook)

A.R.S. § 41-3801:  IOC on persons with developmental disabilities - DES (https://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/03801.htm)

A.R.S. § 41-3802: IOC on children, youth and families - DCS (https://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/03802.htm)

A.R.S. § 41-3803: IOC on mentally ill; training plan  - AHCCCS (https://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/03803.htm)

A.R.S. § 41-3804:  IOC’s membership, duties, client information, immunity, violation and classification (https://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/03804.htm)

A.R.S. § 41-1092.06: Arizona Administrative Procedure Act/ Article 10, Uniform Administrative Hearing Procedures;  Appeals of agency actions and contested cases; informal settlement conferences; applicability (https://azsos.gov/sites/default/files/arizona-administrative-procedure-act.pdf)

A.R.S. § 12-901 through 12-914: Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions

Arizona Administrative Code Title 9, Chapter 21: Behavioral Health Services for Persons with Serious Mental Illness (https://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_09/9-21.pdf)