In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for
Health Care in the Philippine Setting
Preventive Medicine III
Department of Preventive, Family and Community Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
University of Sto Tomas
Submitted by: D2 Group 2
Leader: Tan, Kent
Secretary: Traboco, Lisa
Alejandro V. Pineda Jr. MD
Rafael P. Bantayan Jr. MD
Before December 23, 1975, the Public Health Laws and Regulations were scattered amongst the many volumes of our statute books. It was tiring, time consuming and difficult to search for them when they were needed. Thus, there was the need to have a consolidated compilation which would serve as the guide for protecting and promoting the health of the Filipino people.
\u2192Code- refers to Code of Sanitation of the Philippines
\u2192Department- the Department of Health
\u2192Secretary- the Secretary of Health
\u2192Regional Director- official who heads a Regular Health Office
\u2192Local Health Authority \u2013 official or employee responsible for application of prescribed health measure in
\u2192Health Officer- Provincial, City or Municipal health Officer
\u2192Engineer- a Sanitary Engineer
\u2192Section- any section of this code unless the term refers to other statues which are specifically
\u2192Upgrade the quality and standard of medical practice
\u2192Assist local health agencies in developing public health programs
\u2192Issue permits to establish and operate government and private hospitals, clinics, and other para-
Authority of the Regional Directors: The Regional Directors are appointed to administer health functions in their regions, implement policies and programs; and enforce provisions of the Code and rules of the Secretary.
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