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What if I disagree with a Regional Center decision?

What if I disagree with a Regional Center decision?

Published: Mar. 4, 2022Updated: Jul. 13, 2023

There are several scenarios in which you might disagree with the Regional Center:

  • You disagree with the Regional Center as to whether or not your child is eligible to become or remain a client under the Lanterman Act;
  • You request a new service or a change to an existing service and are denied;
  • The Regional Center wants to terminate or reduce existing services.

Regardless of the type of disagreement, you should receive a written Notice of Action (NOA) from the Regional Center. The NOA must explain what the Regional Center plans to do, why they’re doing it, when it will take effect, and the specific law or policy that supports their proposed action.

The Notice of Action from the Regional Center must include information about how to appeal their decision and where to send the Request for Fair Hearing form. You should be able to send the appeal request form to your Regional Center service coordinator.

For more information, check out our article Regional Center Appeal Process Age 3+.

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