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Legal Problems in Nursing

Legal Problems in Nursing

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PRC Resolutions Affecting Nursing Practice and Standards for Nursing Specialty Certification

PRC Resolutions Affecting Nursing Practice and Standards for Nursing Specialty Certification

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PRC RESOLUTION NO. 2004-17 SERIES OF 2004Re- implemented Continuing Professional EducationB.
PRC RESOLUTION NO. 2004-179 SERIES OF 2004Standardized Guidelines and Procedures for the Implementation of the ContinuingProfessional Education for All ProfessionsC.
PRC RESOLUTION NO. 2008-466 SERIES OF 2008Repealing Resolution 2004-
179, Series Of 2004, The “Standardized Guidelines And
Procedures For The Implementation Of The Continuing Professional
Education/Development (CPE/ CPD) System For All Professions” And
Implementation Of Revised Standardized Guidelines And Procedures For TheImplementation of The CPE/ CPD System For All Registered And LicensedProfessionalsII.
BON RESOLUTION NO. 14, S. 1999Adoption of a Nursing Specialty Program and Creation of a Nursing SpecialtyCertification Council
Hand in hand with the Board of Nursing in the regulation of the nursing profession is the
 Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
 The PRC is charged with multifarious duties and functions pertaining to the regulation of thelegally established professions and occupations in the Philippines. A description of its duties andfunctions, in so far as they relate to the professions and occupations, is as follows:
 Enforcement of regulatory policies.
The Commission administers, implements, and enforcesthe regulatory policies of the National Government in:
The regulation of the legally established professions and occupations under the jurisdiction of the different licensing boards;b.
The registration of practitioners of said professions and occupations; andc.
The maintenance of requisite professional and ethical standards in the practice of saidprofessions and occupations.
 Recommendation of nominees for Board membership
The Commission is vested withauthority to recommend to the President nominees for appointment as members of thelicensing Boards. The recommendation nominees are selected by the Commission fromamong those nominated by the respective
bona fide
professional organizations accredited bythe Commission.3.
Supervision of Board members.
The Commission exercises general supervision over themembers of the licensing Boards. This function of general supervision, however, is to bedistinguished from the power of direct supervision and control of the President of thePhilippines the licensing Boards, as provided by their respective laws.4.
 Review and approval of acts of Boards.
The Commission has the authority to review,coordinate, integrate, and approve the policies, resolutions, and rules and regulationsadopted, and the orders or decisions promulgated, by the licensing Boards under theirrespective laws. The official approval of the Commission is required for every report andrelease of the results of the examinations given by the Boards and for resolutions of theBoards granting certificates of registration, with or without examination, to foreignapplicants for the practice of their professions or occupations on the basis of reciprocity. TheCommission is also empowered to review decisions of the Board on administrative casesappealed to it for final ruling.5.
 Fixing of examination and registration fee.
The Commission is authorized to determine, fixand collect the fees or amounts to be charged for the examination given by the variousBoards, registration of successful examinees, registration without examination of applicantsfor the practice of professions, certified statements, surcharge (extra amount added to theusual charge), and fees other than those specified by Republic Act No. 6511. TheCommission is further authorized to the approval of the Office of the President, to amend therates of fees or charges specified by Republic Act No. 6511.6.
 Prescribing of professional courses
The Commission, together with the respective licensingBoards and the Minister of Education and Culture or his representative, is authorized toprescribe collegiate courses requisite for the practice of the legally established professions.7.
Supervision of aliens authorized to practice their professions.
The Commission has generalsupervision over foreign nationals authorized and granted special permits to practice theirprofessions in the Philippines temporarily. In the discharge of this function, the Commissionalso sees to it that the terms and conditions for the employment of such aliens are strictlyobserved and adhered to.8.
 Discretionary function.
Aside from the substantive duties allocated to it by PresidentialDecree No. 223, the Commission also performs ministerial functions for the various licensingBoards, as follows:a.
To determine and fix places and dates of examinations to be given by the licensingBoards;b.
To administer and conduct the examinations given by the Boards according to therules and regulations promulgated by it;
To procure and appoint supervisors (proctors) and watchers to assist in the conduct of the said examinations;d.
To help and maintain registers of candidates and granted certificates of registrationfor the practice of the professions and occupations;e.
To release certificates of registration issued by the licensing Boards after suchcertificates are signed by all the members of the respective Boards and theCommissioner (Chairman of the Professional Regulation Commission) andauthenticated by the official seals of the respective Boards; andf.
To have custody of all the records of the licensing Boards, namely: all extra copies of examination questions, examination papers; reports of examination results, and allpapers pertinent there to; minutes of meetings of the Boards; records of theproceedings and deliberations of the Boards; records of administrative cases andinvestigations handled by the Board and all of the records pertaining to the licensingBoard.
The Professional Regulation Commission was first created as a national government agencyby Presidential Decree (P.D.) No. 223 dated June 22, 1973 signed by then President Ferdinand E.Marcos. It was previously called the Office of the Boards of Examiners created by Republic Act No.546 on June 17, 1950 under the Civil Service Commission (CSC).The PRC became operational on January 4, 1974 with the assumption into office of the firstset of appointed Commissioners and Associate Commissioners. The Implementing Rules andRegulations of P.D. No. 223 are promulgated on December 9, 1974. Under P.D. 223, professionalregulation is standardized for the thirty-three (33) professions then under the PRC. The CSCbuilding at P. Paredes Street in Sampaloc, Manila becomes the PRC Main Building on February 12.In 1992, Atty. Hermogenes P. Pobre assumes office as Commissioner. President Fidel Ramosissued the Executive Order No. 266 on July 25, 1995 institutionalizing CPE and making itmandatory for the renewal of professional license. Administrative Order No. 260 is issued in Marchfurther strengthening the CPE Councils by attaching them to the PRBs and providing for theirpersonnel complement and Trust Fund. The Office of the CPE Councils is inaugurated on September11. The CPE was fully implemented for all professions with the issuance of Executive Order No.266. In 1999, PRC launches its website in tie-up an application service provider. Informationdissemination campaign on CPE, licensure examinations, and test questions data banking system isconducted.The year 2000 saw the approval of the PRC Modernization Act. Hon. Antonieta Fortuna-Ibeassumes office as the first lady Chairperson on August 1. The Commission set new Thrusts andPriorities in 2001: Customer-Focused Service, Modernization through Full Computerization andRestructuring, Integrity of Licensure Examinations, Good Governance, Protection and Promotion of Filipino Professionals and Support to National Development Priorities.In 2006, the CPE is re-institutionalized while the PRC Hymn is adopted.

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