Gov. Wolf Signs Sixth Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Announces New Initiatives
June 14, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration, put in to place in January 2018 as a mechanism for state agencies, third-party organizations and stakeholders to work collaboratively, loosen regulations that slow down access to treatment, and increase efforts on prevention, treatment, and recovery for thousands of…
Gov. Wolf to Renew Opioid Disaster Declaration, Introduce New Initiatives
June 13, 2019
Governor Tom Wolf will join Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman, Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, Sec. of Drug and Alcohol Program Jennifer Smith, members of the Opioid Command Center and legislators in renewing the opioid disaster declaration for the sixth time and introducing two new initiatives that will further combat PA’s opioid crisis.
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.