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(10.20) What rights do I have to see my regional center records?

(10.20) What rights do I have to see my regional center records?

If you ask to see your records, the regional center has 3 working days to show them to you.[1]§§ 4726, 4728. The law says that you have the right to access your files before the voluntary informal meeting. See § 4710.7(d). You have a right to see all the records in your regional center file, even records from outside agencies or people.[2]“Record” means any piece of information that a service agency has that is directly related to a person who has, or is believed to have, a developmental disability. It includes handwritten … Continue reading If you ask for help, the regional center must help you understand your records.[3]§ 4728.

It is important for you to review your file and ask for copies of the records you need before your hearing.

References
1 §§ 4726, 4728. The law says that you have the right to access your files before the voluntary informal meeting. See § 4710.7(d).
2 “Record” means any piece of information that a service agency has that is directly related to a person who has, or is believed to have, a developmental disability. It includes handwritten information, printed materials, tapes, film, microfilm, or other information. § 4725(b). Disability Rights California believes that you should have access to these materials if you are requesting access to records under § 4514 and if you are trying to decide if you want to ask for a fair hearing.
3 § 4728.