The department shall:
a. With the advice of the committee, develop standards for determining eligibility for care and treatment under this program.
b. Assist in the development and expansion of programs for the care and treatment of children suffering from terminal illnesses, including medical procedures and techniques which will have a lifesaving effect in the care and treatment of persons suffering from these diseases.
c. Assist in the development of programs for the prevention of terminal illnesses.
d. Extend financial assistance to children suffering from terminal illnesses in obtaining the medical, nursing, pharmaceutical, and technical services in caring for such diseases.
e. Promulgate rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act.
L.1972, c. 193, s. 6, eff. Dec. 20, 1972.