Obtaining Reports from State Agencies

The State of California has several agencies that regulate, oversee, and/or license business or industry throughout the state. Several of these agencies have policing authority over certain segments of business or industry, and may, from time to time, be called upon to investigate certain incidents or allegations related to that business. The reports generated by those investigations may be available to those involved, or those impacted by the investigation.

This list of state agencies is offered as a resource to those victims of a business or industry whose misconduct may have caused a personal injury, and whose misconduct has been the subject of an investigation. To obtain the report yourself, please contact the relevant agency and request the report. You will have to identify yourself, and your relation to the investigation, and may have to pay a small fee. If you need assistance, please call Walton Law Firm at (760) 571-5500 for more information.

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  1. Cal. Div. of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)
  2. Cal. Dept. of Public Health (CDPH)
  3. Cal. Dept. of Social Services (CDSS)
  4. Cal. Highway Patrol (CHP)
1. California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)

Most frequently referred to as "Cal/OSHA," the Division of Occupational Safety and Health protects workers and the public from safety hazards through its inspection programs. DOSH also has an enforcement unit that is granted jurisdiction over every workplace in the State of California in order to enforce all occupational health and safety regulations. This includes the investigation into injury-producing workplace accidents.

To obtain reports from DOSH, contact the DOSH office nearest to where the accident occurred. Here is a list of all Southern California offices:

Los Angeles
320 West 4th Street, Ste. 850
Los Angeles, 90013
(213) 576-7451

Monrovia
750 Royal Oaks Drive, Ste. 104
Monrovia 91016
(626) 256-7913

San Bernardino
464 W. 4th St., Ste. 332
San Bernardino 92401
(909) 383-4321

San Diego
7575 Metropolitan Drive, Ste. 207
San Diego 92108
(619) 767-2280

Santa Ana
2000 E. McFadden Ave., Ste 122
Santa Ana 92705
(714) 558-4451

Torrance
680 Knox Street, Ste. 100
Torrance 90502
(310) 516-3734

West Covina
1906 West Garvey Ave So, Ste. 200
West Covina 91790
(626) 472-0046

Van Nuys
6150 Van Nuys Boulevard,
Ste. 405,
Van Nuys 91401
(818) 901-5403

2. California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

The California Department of Public Health is the agency that is charged with the responsibility for overseeing public health in California. Among the many services it provides, the CDPH licenses and certifies all nursing homes and hospitals in the State of California. It also has an enforcement arm that investigates complaints of improper care and other health related issues within its licensed facilities. To obtain an investigation report from the CDPH, contact the regional office nearest to the hospital or skilled nursing facility at issue:

Here is a list of all Southern California offices:

Los Angeles District Office
Health Facilities Inspection Division Operations
600 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 903
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Toll Free: (800) 228-1019
Fax: (213) 351-0768

Riverside District Office
625 E. Carnegie Drive, Ste 280
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: (909) 388-7170
Toll Free: (888) 354-9203

San Bernardino District Office
464 West Fourth Street, Suite 529
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Phone: (909) 383-4777
Toll Free: (800) 344-2896

San Diego North District Office
7575 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92108-4402
District Administrator: Carol Littler
Phone: (619) 278-3700
Toll Free: (800) 824-0613

San Diego South District Office
7575 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 211
San Diego, CA 92108-4402
Phone: (619) 688-6190
Toll Free: (866) 706-0759

Ventura District Office
1889 North Rice Avenue, Suite 200
Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: (805) 604-2926
Toll Free: (800) 547-8267

3. California Department of Social Services (CDSS)

The California Department of Social Services is the state agency responsible for overseeing programs that are designed to aid California's most needy residents, namely children and the elderly. An arm of the CDSS is Community Care Licensing, which provides oversight and enforcement for more than 85,000 licensed facilities for children and senior citizens throughout California. In addition to the regular inspection of these facilities, the CDSS also investigates complaints made against these facilities, and these investigations will generate an investigation report and findings.

To obtain reports from a specific investigation, contact the county office of the CDSS where the facility subject to the investigation is located. Listed below is the contact information for all Southern California offices of the CDSS that address senior care.

GREATER LOS ANGELES SENIOR CARE LICENSING OFFICE
21731 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 250, MS 29-14
Woodland Hills, California 91364
Telephone: (818) 596-4334

Counties of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo

SANTA BARBARA SENIOR CARE LOCAL UNIT
6500 Hollister Avenue, Suite 200, MS 29-09
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 562-0400

Counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SENIOR CARE LICENSING OFFICE
7575 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 109, MS 29-06
San Diego, California 92108
Telephone: (619) 767-2300

Counties of Imperial, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino

ORANGE SENIOR CARE LOCAL UNIT
770 The City Drive, Suite 7100, MS 29-28
Orange, California 92868
Telephone: (714) 703-2840

County of Orange

RIVERSIDE SENIOR CARE LOCAL UNIT
3737 Main Street, Suite 600, MS 29-26
Riverside, California 92501
Telephone: (951) 782-4207

Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino

4. California Highway Patrol (CHP)

BARSTOW
300 E. Mt. View
Barstow 92311-2887
760-255-8700

CENTRAL LOS ANGELES
777 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles 90015-4113
213-744-2331

EAST LOS ANGELES
1601 Corporate Center Drive
Monterey Park 91754-2020
323-980-4600

EL CAJON
1722 East Main St.
El Cajon 92021-5259
619-401-2000

EL CENTRO
2331 Highway 86
Imperial 92251
760-482-2500

INDIO
79-650 Varner Road
Indio 92203-9704
760-772-8911

OCEANSIDE
435 La Tortuga Drive
Vista, CA 92081          
Ph: 760-643-3400 

RIVERSIDE
8118 Lincoln Ave.
Riverside 92504-4316
951-637-8000

SAN BERNARDINO
2211 Western Ave.
San Bernardino 92411-1243
909-383-4247

SAN DIEGO 4902 Pacific Highway
San Diego 92110-4097
619-220-5492

SANTA ANA 2031 E. Santa Clara Ave.
Santa Ana 92705-7838
714-567-6000