Mentally Disordered Offender Evaluator Resources

The Department of State Hospitals accepts applications for the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) Independent Evaluator Panel from May 1st to June 30th of each year.

Psychiatrists and Psychologists interested in becoming independent evaluators for the BPH must submit a MDO Independent Evaluator Application and be approved by the Department of State Hospitals. For more information regarding independent evaluator recruitment, including where to submit your application, please visit the Department of State Hospitals website.

2019 MDO Orientation Sessions for Approved Independent Evaluators

The BPH will hold mandatory orientation on BPH functions and MDO hearings in September 2019 as follows:

Northern California Southern California
Date: September 10, 2019 Date: September 24, 2019
Start Time: 8:00 AM Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM
Location: BPH Headquarters, Sacramento, CA Location: Diamond Bar, CA

2019 MDO Evaluator Orientation Material


The Board of Parole Hearings invoice form to bill for services is available below.

IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH BPH FOR THE FIRST TIME AS AN INDEPENDENT EVALUATOR, you must also submit a Payee Data Record Form and a Vendor Master Record Information Form so you can be paid. Independent Evaluators already on record with BPH need not submit these forms.