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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 July 7, 2021, the October 26, 2017 determination by former Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan, and most recently renewed effective April 8, 2021 that a public health emergency exists nationwide.


July 7, 2021
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Xavier Becerra


  • This page last reviewed: July 16, 2021