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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in South Carolina as the Result of Hurricane Irma

As a result of the consequences of Hurricane Irma on the State of South Carolina, on this date and after consultation with public health officials as necessary, I, Thomas E. Price, M.D., 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 September 6, 2017, in the State of South Carolina. 


Thomas E. Price, M.D.

  • This page last reviewed: September 08, 2017