Regional centers should try to resolve all transfer disputes between themselves.Supplement G, Dispute Resolution Process 1. If they cannot, either the regional center or you (or your authorized representative) can ask the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) for help in writing.Supplement G, Dispute Resolution Process 2-3. Send a copy of the letter to both regional centers.Supplement G, Dispute Resolution Process 3. Contact information for the DDS Deputy Director of the Community Services and Supports Division is:
1600 9th Street, MS 3-24
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 654-2716
DDS will give each regional center 5 working days to explain its position in writing. Then the Deputy Director will write an opinion within 30 days after they receive the information they need.Supplement G, Dispute Resolution Process 4-5.
Until the disagreement is resolved, your current regional center must continue to pay for your services and manage your case. At no time should you be without services because of disputes between regional centers.Section 4643.5(c) and Supplement G, Guidelines 5, 6, and 8.