CICRF receives monies through an annual allotment of $1 for each employee whose wages are counted as part of employer contributions for unemployment health insurance. The State Treasury manages the Fund.
The Fund is administered by the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission, an independent, multidisciplinary Commission. Members from the public and private sectors are recommended by the Office of the Attorney General and the Governor's Office. Final appointments are made by the Governor. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides staff support to the Commission. The Commission is the final authority on decisions regarding expenditures from the Fund.
The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission
- Patricia Roche, MEd, JD, co-chair
- Bonnie Thompson, BS, co-chair
- John N. Julian, MD
- Linda Landry, JD
- John S. Maypole, MD
- Donna Nimec, MD
- Laura-Jean Hickey, MEd
State Agency Ex-Officio Members
- Steven Grossman
Treasurer and Receiver General
Office of the State Treasurer
- John W. Polanowicz
Executive Office of Health & Human Services
- Cheryl Bartlett, RN
Department of Public Health
- Joseph G. Murphy
Division of Insurance
Marcia Huttner, MLS
For assistance call 1-800-882-1435 (within Massachusetts), 617-624-6060, or TTY 617-624-5992.
This information is provided by the Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program within the Division for Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs within the Department of Public Health.