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Partners for Children (PFC) Pediatric Palliative Care Waiver Renewal 

Public Comment Period

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) intends to submit a 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver renewal application for the Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The PPC Waiver serves children who have a California Children’s Services (CCS) eligible medical condition with a complex set of needs.  The PPC Waiver is based on the principle that curative treatments, along with palliative care, can improve the quality of life for children and families, and reduce institutionalizations.

This notice is to inform stakeholders that the draft waiver renewal is available for public input, and to invite all interested parties to review and comment on the proposed renewal.  All comments and input received during the public comment period will be considered for incorporation into the PPC Waiver.


Click the following hyperlink to access the Draft Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Waiver Renewal 8-4-2017


The 30-day public input period will begin August 4, 2017, and will end on September 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  If you would like to request a hard copy, please email or call 916-322-5253.


Please submit comments to, or by mail to the following address:

Department of Health Care Services

ATTN: PPC Waiver Public Input

P.O. Box 997413, MS 0018

Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

The written comment period closes at 5:00 PM on September 6, 2017; any written comments, regardless of the method of transmittal, must be received electronically by 5:00 PM or postmarked on this date, for consideration.  The State will review any feedback received and will incorporate public comment, as necessary.


DHCS is committed to engaging in a public process for the renewal of the Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) Waiver program.  DHCS is convening two (2) technical advisory workshops for the purposes of reviewing proposed changes to the PPC Waiver program and hearing recommendations for necessary improvements or changes to the program.   

First Technical Expert
Advisory Workgroup Meeting​
​Second Technical Expert
 Advisory Workgroup Meeting​
Date​ ​Friday, April 14, 2017 Tuesday, May 2, 2017 ​
Time ​9:00 AM to 1:00 PM ​10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
1700 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95811


​County of Los Angeles
3400 Aerojet Avenue
2nd Floor Conference Room #230
El Monte, CA 91731

 Advisory Workgroup Meeting 

April 14, 2017 Meeting Agenda


May 2, 2017 Meeting Agenda


Pediatric Palliative Care Advisory Workgroup PowerPoint Presentation

Stakeholder Meetings

PFC Waiver Renewal Kick-off Meeting


Technical Experts Workgroup

Last modified on: 8/4/2017 8:20 AM