DOH Office of Legal Counsel
The Department of Health (Department) building closed on March 16, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Department remains closed to the public, the litigation docket managed by the Office of Legal Counsel (Office) resumed operations on June 30, 2020. The Office provides for in-person filings on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Upon arrival at the Department, you will need to call 717-783-2500 to be met at the door for receipt of your filing. Facial masks are required. Outside of the time provided for in-person filing, pleadings and other filings may be sent to the Department's docket clerks via US Postal Service mail. The Department will rely on a legible US Postal Service postmark (not a postage meter mark) or a postal form 3817 for timeliness purposes. The time for in-person filing may be modified in response to ongoing mitigation efforts. Please refer frequently to the Department's website for updates.