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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 the opioid crisis affecting our Nation, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Eric D. Hargan, 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 nationwide.


10/26/2017
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Eric D. Hargan
Acting Secretary

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  • This page last reviewed: October 26, 2017