WHEREAS, on August 31, 2005, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services issued an Order of Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists in the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, conditions exist which require action by the undersigned to assist in implementation of the federal Order in the State of South Carolina for the purpose of receiving casualties and health care providers for the treatment of those casualties from areas identified in the federal Order; and
WHEREAS, the health care facilities and resources of South Carolina are needed to provide shelter, care and treatment for patients in areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina;
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Governor, pursuant to the Constitution and Laws of the State of South Carolina, I hereby order:
AND IT IS SO ORDERED.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 6th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2005.
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