Governor Wolf Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration, Commits to Continued Fight
March 20, 2019
Amid receipt of preliminary data indicating a decrease in opioid overdose deaths in some parts of the state from 2017 to 2018, Governor Wolf today signed the sixth renewal of his 90-day opioid disaster declaration, highlighting this progress, and noting that Pennsylvanians are still suffering from this disease in epidemic proportions. The preliminary estimate is based on death certificate data that Pennsylvania collects and reports to the Centers for Disease Control.
Governor Wolf Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration, Notes Recent Progress
December 21, 2018
Governor Tom Wolf today signed the fourth renewal of his 90-day opioid disaster declaration and noted recent successes in the ongoing fight against the epidemic.
Governor Wolf Calls for Passage of Public Health Emergency Legislation to Aid in Opioid Disaster Declaration
September 24, 2018
Governor Wolf signed the third renewal of his 90-day opioid disaster declaration amid a call to the General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 1001, which would establish a mechanism for a public health emergency.
Governor Wolf Announces Renewal of Opioid Disaster Declaration, Passage of Legislation to Aid in Crisis
June 28, 2018
Governor Wolf announced the second renewal of his 90-day opioid disaster declaration, which was introduced in January, renewed in April and set to expire July 4.
Governor Wolf Announces Significant Progress in Opioid Disaster Declaration Initiatives
May 14, 2018
Four months into his Opioid Disaster Declaration, Governor Wolf announced significant progress on several of the original initiatives that were part of the declaration aimed at increasing prevention, access to treatment and data collection for those suffering with opioid use disorder (OUD).