Gov. Wolf Signs 8th Opioid Disaster Declaration Renewal, Vows Continued Concerted Efforts
December 3, 2019
Governor Tom Wolf signed the eighth renewal of Pennsylvania’s Opioid Disaster Declaration. In January 2018, he took the unprecedented step of signing the first disaster declaration so the state could focus resources and break down government siloes to address the burgeoning heroin and opioid epidemic. “Renewing the disaster declaration and its provisions is a reminder…
Pennsylvania Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration for Seventh Time
September 10, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – Today marks the seventh renewal of Pennsylvania’s Opioid Disaster Declaration. As has become routine, Pennsylvania will continue its use of a 90-day disaster declaration to fight the opioid crisis. Governor Tom Wolf first signed the declaration in January 2018 as a mechanism for state agencies, third-party organizations and stakeholders to work collaboratively,…
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.