Lanterman Fair Hearing Process
For Clients or Applicants Age 3 and Older
The Fair Hearing process is for resolving disputes with a regional or developmental center about eligibility or the nature, scope, or amount of services and supports. This process is not to be used by consumers to resolve issues related to denials of rights.
Under the Fair Hearing process, disagreements may be about services, eligibility, or any action or decision of the regional center or state developmental center with which you disagree. The fair hearing process includs a voluntary informal meeting, mediation, and a fair hearing. Forms required to file for a fair hearing are available from the Department of Developmental Services website and from KRC. Please visit Appeal Process – CA Department of Developmental Services or www.dds.ca.gov for more information about the Lanterman Fair Hearing Process.