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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists

As a result of the consequences of Hurricane Nate on the State of Louisiana, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Donald Wright, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby determine that a public health emergency exists and has existed since October 5, 2017, in the State of Louisiana.


Donald Wright, M.D., M.P.H.


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  • This page last reviewed: October 08, 2017