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Lanterman Act and Related Laws

California Laws

The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act is codified in the California Welfare and Institutions Code. This compilation, prepared by the Legislative Counsel, includes the 2016 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, 2017.

To order a free copy of the Lanterman Act, please email PIO@dds.ca.gov or call (916) 654-1884 with your name, address and phone number.

Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (340 Pages - PDF) New, updated content!

A Consumer's Guide to the Lanterman Act

A booklet for adults with developmental disabilities.

  • English (PDF)
  • Spanish (PDF)
  • Request for a free copy of the Consumer's Guide to the Lanterman Act

    Please email OHRAS@dds.ca.gov and include your name, organization, address, and phone number; and how many copies of the English or Spanish versions. There is a limited supply of these booklets; requests of more than five(5) copies per address will be filled on an as-needed basis.

Impact of Legislation on Programs and Services
Legislative summaries prepared to identify statutory changes that occurred in each legislative session from 1997 through 2008.

 
 
Last Updated: 3/6/2017