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SENATE BUDGET AIMS TO ERASE PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE WAITLIST

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 17, 2017....One hundred and sixty-five Massachusetts families are on a waiting list for palliative care services for their terminally ill children, according to senators who said they hope to take another shot at ending that wait in their fiscal 2018 budget.

As the Senate Ways and Means Committee presented its $40.3 billion budget on Tuesday, Vice Chairman Sal DiDomenico touted the inclusion of $2.6 million in funding for pediatric palliative care services, saying the money would allow for the current waiting list to be "wiped out."


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