Regional center must give you an “adequate notice” 30 days before it reduces, terminates, or changes your IPP services without you agreeing.Section 4710(a). Also, whenever a regional center denies you a service or support you asked for in your IPP, it must send you an adequate notice.Section 4710(b). An adequate notice must include:
- the decision the regional center made,
- the basics facts the regional center is basing their decision on,
- the reason or reasons for the regional center’s decision,
- when the decision will go into effect,
- the law or policy supporting the decision,
- how to appeal, and
- what advocacy resources there are to help you with your appeal.Section 4701(a)-(e) & (g).
This notice should tell you the regional center’s position in your case. If the notice is missing something or you do not understand, contact the regional center and ask for the information.
Other programs, such as IHSS and Medi-Cal, must give you Notice of Action letters when they make a decision, too. These notices are like the adequate notice regional centers must give you. If you are advocating for yourself or someone else in one of those programs, and it does not issue a Notice of Action letter, contact the program and ask for that letter.