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Panel Finds "Systematic Failure" in Poutre Case

A three-person panel appointed by Governor Mitt Romney has concluded that "systematic failure" by state agencies and the medical community are to blame for the near-fatal beating of 12-year-old Haleigh Poutre.

The panel made its recommendations yesterday, including a proposal to change how the department of social services deals with end-of-life decisions.

This program aired on March 22, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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