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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Renewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists

As a result of the continued consequences of the opioid crisis affecting our nation, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, do hereby renew, effective April 8, 2021, the October 26, 2017 determination by former Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan. The PHE was renewed for additional 90-day periods on January 24, 2018, April 24, 2018, July 23, 2018, October 21, 2018, January 19, 2019, April 19, 2019, July 18, 2019, October 16, 2019, January 14, 2020, April 13, 2020, July 12, 2020, October 10, 2020, and January 8, 2021.


 

 

April  7, 2021
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Xavier Becerra

  • This page last reviewed: April 07, 2021