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LAWS AFFECTING NURSING

PRACTICE  RA 7610 – Children’s Protection Act


RA’s  RA 7624 – Drug Education Law
 RA 2382 – defines practice of medicine in the  RA 7641 – New Retirement Law for Private Employees
Philippines  RA 7719 – Natl. Blood Services of 1994
 RA 2493 of 1915 – Phil. Medical Act  RA 7846 – Immunization Against Hep B
 RA 2808 of 1919 – 1st True Nsg. Law  RA 7875 – Natl. Health Insurance Act of 1995
 1920 – First NLE in the Phil.  RA 7876 – Senior Citizen Center in q Brgy
 1944 – First NLE outside Manila  RA 7877 of 1995 – Anti-Sexual Harassment Act
 RA 877 – Phil. Nsg. Law on June 19, 1953  RA 7883 – BHW Benefits & Incentives Act of 1992
 RA 7164 – Phil. Nursing Act of 1991 by Sen.  RA 8042 – Migrant Workers & Filipino Act
Heherson Alvarez  RA 8187 – Paternity Leave Act of 1995 (1st 4 days pp)
 RA 9173 – Phil. Nsg. Act of 2002  RA 8232 – Social Security Law of 1997
 PD 223 – created PRC  RA 8291 – GSIS Act of 1997
 RA 8981 – PRC Modernization Act of 2002  RA 8344 – Hospitals/Doctors to treat ER Cases
 RA 7392 amended by RA 2644 – Midwifery Law  RA 8423 – Phil. Institute of Traditional &
 RA 6425 – Dangerous Drugs Act Alternative Health Care
 RA 9165 of 2002 – Comprehensive Dangerous  RA 8424 – Personal Tax Exemption
Drugs Act  RA 8504 – Phil. AIDS Prevention & Control
 RA 1054 – Free Medical & Dental Attendants Act of 1998
 RA 1080 – Civil Service Eligibility  RA 8749 – Clean Air Act
 RA 1082 – RHU  RA 8976 – Food Fortification Act
 RA 1136 – TB Law  RA 9262 – VAW
 RA 1612 – Privileges Tax/ Prof Tax
 RA 1891 – OPT Law PD’s
 RA 3573 – Communicable D/s Reporting  PD 48 – 4 children w/ paid maternity leave
 RA 4073 – Liberalization of Leprosy Tx privilege
 RA 4226 – Hospital Licensure
 PD 67 – 4 children for personal tax exemption
 RA 5181 – Permanent Residence for 3 consecutive
 PD 442 – New Labor Code
yrs.
 RA 5901 – working hrs. & compensation in  PD 491 – Nutrition Program
agencies w/ 100 bed capacity  PD 541 – Balikbayan Prof. Practice
 RA 6365 -- POPCOM  PD 568 – Role of PH Midwives expanded
 RA 6675 of 1988 – Generic Act  PD 603 – Child & Youth Welfare Code
 RA 6713 – Code of Conduct & Ethics for Public  PD 626 – Employee Compensation & State
officials & employees Insurance Fund
 RA 6725 – Prohibition of Women Discrimination  PD 651 – Births Registration Law ff. Delivery
 RA 6727 – Wage Rationalization (w/in 30 days)
 RA 6758 – Salary Standardization of Govt.  PD 825 – Anti-Improper Garbage Disposal
employees
 PD 854 – 13th Month Pay
 RA 6972 – Day Care Center in q Brgy.
 PD 856 – Code on Sanitation
 RA 7160 – Devolution Code/ Local Authority
Code  PD 965 – FP & responsible Parenthood
 RA 7170 – Organ Donation Act  PD 996 – EPI
 RA 7192 – Women in nation Bldg & Devt.  PD 791 – POPCOM (Revised Pop. Act)
 RA 7277 – Magna Carta for the Disabled  PD 1083 – Muslim Holidays
 RA 7305 – Magna Carta for the PHW
 RA 7432 – Senior Citizen Act (c 20% DC)
 RA 7600 of 1992 – Rooming-in & Breastfeeding
Act
EO’s
 EO 51 – Milk Code
 EO 180 – Guidelines on the Right to Organize
Govt. Strikes
 EO 203 – List of Regular Holidays/ Special Days
 PUBLIC LAW 94-247 – Child Abuse & Neglect
Act of 1973

PROCLAMATIONS
 PROC. #6 – UN Goal on Universal Child
Immunization y 1990
 PROC. #118 – Prof. Regulation Week
 PROC. # 539 – Nurses’ Week q last week of
October
 PROC. #1275 – Midwifery Week q 3rd week of Oct.

LOI’s
 LOI 949 – PHC
 LOI 1000 – members of accredited prof org given
preference in having or attendance to seminars
 ILO CONVENTION #149 – improvement of life
and work conditions of Nsg. Personnel (ILO
Recommendation #157)
 R.A. NO. 8344 August 25, 1997 - an act
penalizing the refusal of hospitals and medical
clinics to administer appropriate initial medical
treatment and support in emergency or serious
cases, amending for the purpose batas pambansa
bilang 702, otherwise known as "an act prohibiting
the demand of deposits or advance payments for the
confinement or treatment of patients in hospitals
and medical clinics in certain cases"

 Republic Act No. 9502 June 6, 2008


-an act providing for cheaper and quality
medicines, amending for the purpose republic act
no. 8293 or the intellectual property code, republic
act no. 6675 or the generics act of 1988, and
republic act no. 5921 or the pharmacy law, and for
other purposes
 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9439 April 27, 2007
-an act prohibiting the detention of patients in
hospitals and medical clinics on grounds of
nonpayment of hospital bills or medical
expenses
 The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997 RA
Number 8371