The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act is codified in the California Welfare and Institutions Code. This compilation, prepared by the Legislative Counsel, includes the 2018 revisions to the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act and related laws (Divisions 4.1, 4.5, and 4.7 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and Title 14 of the Government Code). For the official and most current versions of the Lanterman Act and other California law, please visit the California Legislative Information website. This edition shows all sections as they are in effect on and after January 1, 2019.
Title 17 is a portion of the California Code of Regulations that contains the regulations pertaining to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) as well as other regulations. Those pertaining to DDS, starting with Section 50201, cover parental fees, conflict of interest code, rules for conducting research, client rights, fiscal audits and appeals, fair hearings, vendorization procedures, regional center administrative practices and procedures, standards and rate-setting procedures for community-based programs and in-home respite services, and residential facility care and services.
Title 22 Regulations apply to all community care facilities regulated by the Community Care Licensing Division, except where specifically exempted, and are available at the California Department of Social Services website at.
Cal. Gov. Code Secs. 95000 – 95030 and regulations in Title 17 C.C.R. govern early intervention services for all eligible children aged 0 – 3 in California. The California Early Intervention Services Act is designed “to provide a statewide system of coordinated, comprehensive, family-centered, multidisciplinary, interagency programs, responsible for providing appropriate early intervention services and support to still eligible infants and toddlers and their families.” [Cal. Gov. Code Sec. 95002.] This bill became effective on September 30, 1993.
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