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The Code on SANITATION of the Philippines

Natural Resources. Amadeo Cruz City Health Officer of Manila Director of Health Services ‡ List of those with significant contributions in the development of the code Regional Provincial and City Health Offices National Environmental Protection Commission Metropolitan Water and Sewage System Population Commission Executive branch of the government: Labor. and Finance ± Philippine Public Health Association ± League of Public Health Engineers ± Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers . 1975 ± Promulgation of the Code on Sanitation by President Ferdinand E. 2. Agriculture.Presidential Decree No. Marcos ‡ Objective: ± Directing public health services towards protection and promotion of the health of the Filipinos ‡ 3 people that made an effort to codify our health laws and regulations 1. Education. ± ± ± ± ± Dr. 3. Mariano Icasiano Dr. 856 Code on Sanitation ‡ Dec 23.

Definition of Terms Code: Code on Sanitation of the Phils Department: DOH Secretary: Secretary of Health Regional Director: head of Regional Health Office Local Health Authority: responsible on the application of a prescribed health measure in a local political subdivision ‡ Health Officer: Provincial. City or Municipal Health Offcier ‡ Engineer: sanitary engineer ‡ Section: any section unless specified ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ .

Promotion and preservation of health and health standards Extend maximum health services in rural areas and provide medical care to people who cannot afford due to poverty Develop. 3. etc. 4. clinics.Department of Health Functions: 1. 2. 5. Prescribe standard rates of fees Performed other functions provided by law . 7. 6. 8. administer and coordinate health activities and services Upgrade the standards of medical practice and quality of health services Assist local health agencies in developing public health programs Issue permits to establish and operate hospitals.

‡ Authority of the Secretary ± Promulgate rules and regulations to implement and enforce the provisions of this code ‡ Authority of the Bureau Directors ± Develop plans. programs. standards. and programs on health services. and enforce provisions of this code and rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Health . implement policies. operating standards and management techniques ‡ Authority of the Regional Directors ± Administer health functions. and enforce provisions of this code ‡ Authority of the Health Officers ± Administer health functions under their jurisdcition.

report. statement.‡ The Republic of the Phils recognizes international treaties agreements and conventions on public health. ‡ No compensation for the owner whose property is officially condemned or seized by government for the purpose of public health ‡ Duty expressly vested in a health officer is the concern of the superiors of health office (command responsibility) . or record should be written in English or Pilipino and sent through postal service. ‡ Proceedings and rights commenced and accrued upon the effectivity of this code should not be affected by its provisions but those arising after the date of effectivity should conform to the provisions. ‡ Notice. ‡ Power delegated and duty assigned to a public health officer may be exercised by an agent of the official pursuant to law.

operation. plans and specifications of water system. distribution systems conform with procedures of DOH ‡ Sites of water sources.WATER SUPPLY ‡ Standards for drinking water. ‡ Examination should be performed only in private and government laboratories accredited by DOH . bacteriological and chemical examinations. and certification of potability of drinking water should be approved by the Secretary of Health. evaluation of results conform to the National Drinking Water Standards ‡ Treatment of water. ‡ Initial and Periodic examination are required for drinking water. disinfection of contaminated water sources. delivery of water to consumers.

‡ Storage of radioactive sources or materials within a radius of 25 m from any source of drinking water unless safely enclosed by proper shielding. . ‡ Installation of booster pump direct from water distribution line.Prohibited: ‡ Washing clothes or bathing within a radius of 25 m from any source of drinking water. ‡ Physical connection between distribution system and other water supply unless reguarly examined and found to be safe and potable. ‡ Construction of artesians or well within 25 m from any source of pollution.

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