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(10.5) What is “adequate notice?”

(10.5) What is “adequate notice?”

For the notice of action (NOA) to be adequate, it must tell you what the regional center plans to do and what laws allow them to do it. This helps you decide if you should appeal, and it helps you prepare for your hearing. The regional center notice must be clear and in a language you understand.

The notice must say:

  • What the regional center will do;
  • Why they are doing it;
  • When they are doing it;
  • The law, rule, or policy that lets them do it;
  • How and where to file an appeal;
  • Deadlines for filing an appeal;
  • Information about what happens in the appeal process;
  • How to review your regional center records to help prepare your case, and
  • Where to get advocacy help.