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Replacement Birth Certificates for Individuals Affected by Opioid Use Disorder

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.

Application for a Birth Certificate for an Individual with an Opioid Use Disorder

Declaration Fact Sheet

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