Once you are a regional center client, you are part of the statewide system of regional centers. But, you will get services from the regional center responsible for your area. If you move out of that area, a different regional center will be responsible for your services.Section 4643.5(a).
When you move, your Individual Program Plan (IPP) stays in effect with the same level of services and supports until you agree to a new IPP. If some services or supports that you had before you moved are not available at your new regional center, there must be a meeting within 30 days to agree on a new IPP. Until the new IPP is approved, the regional center must give you alternative services and supports that best meet your IPP goals in the least restrictive setting.Section 4643.5(c).
The new regional center cannot say you must wait for services. They cannot say existing clients in the new regional center have first priority. You have the same right to services and supports as any other client in the new regional center area, even if there is a disagreement about your case transfer. In rare cases, you may remain a client of your current regional center after moving to an area served by a different regional center.In In the Matter of P.F. and D.B., OAH L-2001120516 and L-2001120517, two regional center consumers who had known each other for 35 years and lived together 8 years, were forced to move to another … Continue reading
|In In the Matter of P.F. and D.B., OAH L-2001120516 and L-2001120517, two regional center consumers who had known each other for 35 years and lived together 8 years, were forced to move to another regional center area due to unaffordable housing in the couple’s previous regional center area. The administrative law judge (ALJ) decided that the couple did not have to change regional centers. In In the Matter of S.B., OAH L-1998080340, the ALJ held that a 25-year-old woman who had been a client of East Los Angeles Regional Center since age 4 months did not have to have her case transferred to Harbor Regional Center just because the consumer had moved from her father’s home to her mother’s home, a point just over the boundary.