HHS Acting Secretary Declares Public Health Emergency to Address National Opioid Crisis
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Oct 26, 2017
As requested by President Donald Trump on Thursday, the acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Eric D. Hargan, declared the national opioid crisis a public health emergency. The declaration will allow HHS to accelerate temporary appointments of specialized personnel, expand access to addiction treatments, and provide flexibility for other response initiatives.
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