California Code, Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC § 4647

(a) Pursuant to Section 4640.7 , service coordination shall include those activities necessary to implement an individual program plan, including, but not limited to, participation in the individual program plan process;  assurance that the planning team considers all appropriate options for meeting each individual program plan objective;  securing, through purchasing or by obtaining from generic agencies or other resources, services and supports specified in the person's individual program plan;  coordination of service and support programs;  collection and dissemination of information;  and monitoring implementation of the plan to ascertain that objectives have been fulfilled and to assist in revising the plan as necessary.

(b) The regional center shall assign a service coordinator who shall be responsible for implementing, overseeing, and monitoring each individual program plan.  The service coordinator may be an employee of the regional center or may be a qualified individual or employee of an agency with whom the regional center has contracted to provide service coordination services, or persons described in Section 4647.2.  The regional center shall provide the consumer or, where appropriate, his or her parents, legal guardian, or conservator or authorized representative, with written notification of any permanent change in the assigned service coordinator within 10 business days.  No person shall continue to serve as a service coordinator for any individual program plan unless there is agreement by all parties that the person should continue to serve as service coordinator.

(c) Where appropriate, a consumer or the consumer's parents or other family members, legal guardian, or conservator, may perform all or part of the duties of the service coordinator described in this section if the regional center director agrees and it is feasible.

(d) If any person described in subdivision (c) is designated as the service coordinator, that person shall not deviate from the agreed-upon program plan and shall provide any reasonable information and reports required by the regional center director.

(e) If any person described in subdivision (c) is designated as the service coordinator, the regional center shall provide ongoing information and support as necessary, to assist the person to perform all or part of the duties of service coordinator.


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