As of 6 August 2010
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2010:SALIENT PROVISIONS
House Bill 96, Introduced by Rep. Edcel C. LagmanFiled: 1 July 2010 | Status: Pending first reading
MIDWIVES FOR SKILLED ATTENDANCE
Local government units (LGU) shall employ an adequate number of midwives to achieve aminimum ratio of one fulltime skilled birth attendant for every 150 deliveries per year, to be based on the average annual number of actual deliveries or live births for the past two years.
EMERGENCY OBSTETRIC CARE
Each province and city shall establish and upgrade hospitals with adequate and qualifiedpersonnel that provide emergency obstetric care. For every 500,000 population, there shall beat least one hospital for comprehensive emergency obstetric care and four hospitals for basicemergency obstetric care.
ACCESS TO FAMILY PLANNING
All PhilHealth accredited health facilities shall provide a full range of modern family planningmethods, except in specialty hospitals which may render such services on optional basis. Forpoor patients, such services shall be fully covered by PhilHealth Insurance and/or governmentfinancial assistance.
MATERNAL DEATH REVIEW
All LGUs, national and local government hospitals, and other public health units shall conductannual maternal death review in accordance with the guidelines set by the Department ofHealth (DOH).
FAMILY PLANNING SUPPLIES AS ESSENTIAL MEDICINES
Hormonal contraceptives, intrauterine devices, injectables, and other safe and effective familyplanning products and supplies shall be part of the National Drug Formulary and included inthe regular purchase of essential medicines and supplies of all national and local hospitals andother government health units. The DOH shall spearhead the procurement, distribution andusage monitoring of these supplies to LGUs
BENEFITS FOR SERIOUS AND LIFE-THREATENING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCONDITIONS
All serious and life-threatening reproductive health conditions such as HIV and AIDS, breastand reproductive tract cancers, and obstetric complications shall be given the maximum benefits as provided by PhilHealth programs.