Counties Implementing New Child Hospice Care Program
Torrance-based TrinityCare Hospice is leading implementation of pilot programs in Fresno and Los Angeles counties that will allow children on Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, to receive palliative care and still seek continuing treatment. Orange County officials implemented the program last year. Under a 2006 state law (AB 1745), California secured a waiver from federal hospice rules that kept the two options separate for patients with public insurance.
- "Laws Governing Children's Medical Treatment To Change" (Evans,Â Los Angeles Daily News, 1/1).