The Call for a National Emergency in Response to the Opiate Epidemic

Hodge, JG, Noe SA. The call for a national emergency in response to the opiate epidemic. Jurist; Aug. 8, 2017.

Posted: 23 Aug 2017

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James G. Hodge

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Sarah Noe

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Students

Date Written: August 8, 2017

Abstract

On July 31, 2017 President Donald J. Trump’s White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued its interim report calling for the President to immediately declare a national state of emergency in response to an epidemic that is devastating individuals and communities across the country.

Led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the Commissioners (including Governors from North Carolina and Massachusetts) see no other viable legal option to better implement existing and innovative public health approaches to control this epidemic. Like many law- and policy-makers, we agree.

Keywords: emergency, opioid, national declaration

Suggested Citation

Hodge, James G. and Noe, Sarah, The Call for a National Emergency in Response to the Opiate Epidemic (August 8, 2017). Hodge, JG, Noe SA. The call for a national emergency in response to the opiate epidemic. Jurist; Aug. 8, 2017.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3022610

James G. Hodge (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
111 E. Taylor Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4467
United States
480-727-8576 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.asu.edu/degree-programs/public-health-law-policy

Sarah Noe

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Students ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

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