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HHS Secretary Price declares public health emergency in Florida due to Hurricane Irma

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HHS Secretary Price declares public health emergency in Florida due to Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017

Following the lead of President Trump’s emergency declaration for Florida, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., today declared a public health emergency in the state as Hurricane Irma continues its track toward the Florida peninsula. In addition, he has taken action that gives HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) beneficiaries and their healthcare providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting emergency health needs. Click here for the full press release.