California Early Intervention Services Act
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. To learn more about the California Early Intervention Act, click here
Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act
The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act (“Lanterman Act” or “the Act”) is the law that gives people with developmental disabilities in California the right to services and supports that will allow them to live a more independent and normal life. The Lanterman Act begins with section 4500 and runs through section 4846 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code.. The services and supports must meet both the needs and the choices of each person individually. §§ 4501, 4512(b). To learn more about the Lanterman Act, click here to go to the Department of Developmental Services or open the updated 2015 electronic version here: LantermanAct_2015
Title 17 California Code of Regulations
The California Code of Regulations (CCR) contain the regulations that have been formally adopted by state agencies, reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and filed with the Secretary of State. The CCR consists of 28 titles and contains the regulations of approximately 200 regulatory agencies. To learn more about Title 17, click here
Transparency and Accountability
North Bay Regional Center strives for transparency and accountability in our business operations and posts information in an effort to promote transparency, and to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 74, which was approved by Governor Brown on March 24, 2011. Click here to learn more.
Employment First (Assembly Bill 1041): adds various required activities intended to increase awareness and promote employment for people with developmental disabilities, including the provision of information to transition age youth and their families regarding service and support options that promote successful transition from school to work and integrated competitive employment, such as post-secondary education, and supported employment services. Click here for more information.
Cultural and Linguistic Competency (Senate Bills 367 & 555) : Focusing on the promotion of culturally and linguistically competent service delivery, these additions to the law require that regional centers communicate and provide written materials in clients/families’ native language (Notice of Language Services) , and provide training and support for regional center staff and board members. Click here for information on 367 (Training).