Partners for Children (PFC)
A Pediatric Palliative Care Waiver Program
In accordance with AB 1745, the California Department of Health Care Services, Children’s Medical Services Branch, and the Medi-Cal program are partnered with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to develop a pediatric palliative care waiver for the children of California. This is a new program that allows eligible children and their families to receive palliative care services during in the course of the child’s illness, while concurrently pursuing curative treatment for the child’s life limiting or life threatening medical condition.
Program History and Overview