Replacement Birth Certificates for Individuals Affected by Opioid Use Disorder
February 27, 2018
Last month Governor Wolfe declared the heroin and opioid epidemic a statewide emergency; you can read his declaration here. As a result of the Governor’s declaration, the Pennsylvania Department of Vital Records is currently waiving fees for replacement birth certificates for individuals with substance use disorders. In order to be eligible, a person must have been affected by an opioid use disorder and must be financially unable to cover the fee for a birth certificate.