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Primer Emergency Legal Preparedness and ResponseSubstance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction

Opioid-related Public Health Emergency Declarations

July 30, 2019


This Primer includes legal, policy and practical guidance to understand the opioid epidemic and its related public health emergency declarations, covering:
»     A Timeline of the Opioid Crisis
»     National Public Health Emergency Declaration
»     State/Tribal/Local Level Emergency Declarations
»     Specific Issues of Law & Policy

This Primer on Opioid-related Public Health Emergencies provides key information and visual snapshots of federal, state, tribal, and local emergency declarations in response to the opioid crisis across the U.S. For more information about the contents or subject matter of this Primer, please contact James G. Hodge, Jr., Director, at the Network—Western Region Office.