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(10.19) What rights do I have during the appeal process?

(10.19) What rights do I have during the appeal process?

You have a right to:

  • Be at all meetings that are part of the appeal.
  • Give written or spoken evidence.
  • Have witnesses testify for you.
  • Cross-examine the regional center’s witnesses.
  • Speak for yourself at the hearing.
  • Have an advocate, lawyer, or someone else represent you.
  • See the regional center’s records about you and your case.
  • Have an interpreter.[1]§ 4701(f)(1)-(5).

The regional center must give you a written explanation of your rights. They should also give you written information about where to get advocacy help, such as from your Clients’ Rights Advocate, SCDD, and Disability Rights California.[2]§ 4701(g).

References
1 § 4701(f)(1)-(5).
2 § 4701(g).