LANTERMAN ACT. Your Services and Supports: Changes in the Law. What Happened?. Changes were made in the law by the California legislature. Changes became effective on July 28, 2009, when trailor bill language (TBL) was enacted (unless otherwise specified).
Your Services and Supports:
Changes in the Law
(except early start)
Wheneverservices and supports have been changed or terminated you can request a hearing!!!
***as an individual person
***as a group of people 10
***10 days for aid paid pending
***otherwise, file within 30 days
--look for this in 2010
--day program alternative
--20-80 hours per month
--develop/maintain employment or volunteer activities
--to be offered by service providers
--over 50 years of age
--service providers must offer this option
--staff ratio 1:8
Request a hearing within 10 days to get aid paid pending—otherwise, request a hearing within 30 days. Put on the hearing request: “I want my right to this service under the DD waiver to be determined!!” 18
--Primary or critical means of ameliorating the physical, cognitive,
or psychosocial effects of developmental disability
--Necessary to enable consumer to remain at home; no alternative service available
Individual Choice Model expected 2010!!!
--effective and safe
--known risks and complications
--general physician practice
If you do not agree:
talk with your doctor
get a letter
ask for an IPP
request a hearing
What has changed?
This change standardizes the holiday schedule for these programs and increases the total number from 10 to 14 days, which are yet to be determined.
Presentation approved September 22, 2009, by Jeanne Molineaux, Director, OCRA