The Lanterman Act says regional centers can pay for these services for children over age three in only a few situations:
- You tried to get the services from Medi-Cal or insurance, they denied the services, and you are not likely to succeed in an appeal
- You are trying to get Medi-Cal or insurance to cover them, and Medi-Cal or insurance has not denied them yet
- If Medi-Cal or insurance denied, and you appealed, the regional center can pay for the services during the appeal process.
- You applied for Medi-Cal or insurance coverage, but coverage has not yet started.Section 4659(d)(1).