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Heidi Hedberg, DPH Director
Heidi Hedberg,
DPH Director
Health Mandates

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DHSS is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Learn more about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


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Personal recreational marijuana use is legal in Alaska. Get the facts for your family - learn more about the health effects of marijuana and strategies to reduce the health risks associated with marijuana use.

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Alaska’s new health care price transparency law
AS 18.23.400 went into effect January 2019, however the State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services will allow health care providers and facilities more time to comply with the law as regulations are still being developed. The law requires health care providers and facilities to post the prices of their most common procedures.

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