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(10.29) Where do I go for the hearing?

(10.29) Where do I go for the hearing?

Your hearing should be at a time and place that is convenient for you. You and the regional center must agree on the location for your fair hearing.[1]§ 4712(e). Most hearings are at the regional center. You can ask to have the hearing at the Office of Administrative Hearings[2]OAH has offices in Sacramento, Oakland, downtown Los Angeles, and San Diego. OAH also has special education offices in Van Nuys and Irvine. Some people involved in appeals say that using an OAH … Continue reading or somewhere else.[3]If you need your doctor to testify at the hearing but cannot afford to pay him or her, or your doctor cannot afford to be away from his or her patients, think about scheduling the hearing where the … Continue reading

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1 § 4712(e).
2 OAH has offices in Sacramento, Oakland, downtown Los Angeles, and San Diego. OAH also has special education offices in Van Nuys and Irvine. Some people involved in appeals say that using an OAH office feels more “neutral” than using the regional center offices.
3 If you need your doctor to testify at the hearing but cannot afford to pay him or her, or your doctor cannot afford to be away from his or her patients, think about scheduling the hearing where the doctor is – with the doctor’s permission of course – so your doctor can pop in to testify between seeing patients.