Usually the regional center has 120 days after the initial intake to decide if you are eligible.Section 4643(a). The initial intake is when you first meet with someone from the regional center, sign releases for them to gather your records from other places, and say you are applying. Ask the regional center staff if they agree this is your initial intake. Sometimes the regional center must decide within 60 days of the initial intake whether you qualify. This is when:
- A delay would risk your health and safety, or further delay your mental or physical development, or
- There is a great risk you would be placed in a more restrictive setting. For example, having to move from your family home to a facility.Section 4643(a).