Section 23 of chapter 119 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (d) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(d) The department shall pay a sum not exceeding $10,000 for the funeral and burial of a child in its care to a funeral establishment in consultation with the parents of the deceased. Any resources of the child shall be deducted from the maximum cost of the funeral and burial allowable here under and the difference shall be paid by the department. If the parents of the child refuse or cannot be contacted, the department shall make and pay for appropriate burial arrangements for a child in their custody independently.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.