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LAWS AFFECTING NURSING

PRACTICE

REPUBLIC ACT-
an act passed by
the Congress of
the
Philippines
 RA 6675- GENERIC DRUG ACT OF 1988
Generic name- identification of drugs with
scientifically and internationally recognized
active ingredients.
Brand name- propriety name given by
manufacturer
Essential drug list- list of drugs prepared by
DOH on the basis of health conditions in the
Phils as well as internationally accepted criteria.
RA 9165- Comprehensive Dangerous
Drug Act of 2002
 Prohibited acts:
 1. Sell, administer,
deliver or distribution
and transport of
prohibited drugs
 2. Importation of
prohibited drugs
 3. Den or drive
 4. Employees or
visitors of dens
 5. Manufacture
 6. Use and possession
 7. Culture of plants
RA 953 – NARCOTIC DRUG ACT
 registration and imposition of license on all
persons who deal in narcotic drugs and the
control of the legal traffic in narcotic drugs.
 Narcotics- drugs which produces insensibility,
stupor, melancholy or dullness of mind, habit
forming
 Prohibited drugs- drugs with opium, coca leaf,
heroine, morphine,LSD
 Regulated drugs- self-inducing sedatives,
secobarbitals, hypnotic drugs
RA 6425 -Dangerous Drug
Act
- provision of
S2- code for
selected doctors
who can
prescribe
narcotic drugs
RA 7877- Anti Sexual Harassment
Law
 - authority, influence
or moral ascendancy
over another
demands, requests
or requires any
sexual favors
 a. Work related
 b. Education
related
 c. Training
related
RA 9262- Anti Violence against
Women and their children
“ violence against women and children”
means: any act or series of acts against a
woman
 a. wife or former wife;
 b sexual relationship or dating relationship
 c. with whom he has a common child
 d. against her child, leg or illeg
Types of violence:
 a. physical violence
 b. sexual violence
 c. psychological
abuse
 d. economic abuse
Battered wife syndrome

 - pattern of psychological and behavioral


symptoms found in women living in battering
relationships
 - cycle:
 a. tension building
 b. acute or serious battering

 c. honeymoon stage
Duties of Health care provider:
 1. Safeguard records, provide rights and
remedies
 2. Automatically provide medical
certificate free of charge
 3. Document any of victim’s injuries
RA 7610 -
Anti Child Abuse
RA 7658- an act
prohibiting the
employment of children
below 15 years of age
RA 6809-Emancipation
law
lowered majority age from 21 to 18 years
old
RA 8172-
Salt Iodization
Law
RA 3573- an act providing for
the prevention and suppression
of dangerous communicable
diseases
RA 7305- Magna Carta of
Public Health Workers
has provisions on the benefits, rights
and responsibilities of public health
workers
Entitlement and protection:
1. Discrimination is prohibited
2. Understaffing and overstaffing not
allowed
3. Due process observed
4. Normal hours of work, overtime
pay, night shift dif, salary scale
 5. Payment of salaries in legal
tender
 6. Hazard allowance
7. Right to self organization
RA 8749- Phil Clean Air Act of
1999
Declaration of policy:
 1. Right of people to a balanced and healthful
ecology
 2. Promote and protect the global environment
 3. State recognizes the principle that
“ polluters must pay”
 4. State recognizes that a clean and healthy
environment is for the good and concern of all
RA 6713- Code of conduct and Ethical
Standards for Public Officials and
Employees

public officials and employees shall at all


times be accountable to the people and
shall discharge their duties with utmost
responsibility, integrity, competence and
uphold public interest
RA 8344- An act penalizing the
refusal of Hospitals and medical Clinics to
administer appropriate initial treatment
and support in emergency cases
7160- Local Government
Code
- general features include decentralization
and local autonomy
- the Local chief executive have the power
over:
Budgets for health,
Implementation of programs

Personnel appointment
RA 2644- Philippine Midwifery
Act

- registered nurses may practice


midwifery through passing the
midwifery exam and has completed
20 actual deliveries
RA 2382- Practice of medicine
by a Nurse

- 1. during epidemics or national


emergencies,
- 2. whenever services of duly
registered physicians are not
available
- 3. through special authorization given
by the DOH and automatically ceases
when epidemic is terminated
RA 7600- Rooming in and breastfeeding
Act of 1992

Policies include
- 1. preparation of
mothers for
breastfeeding,
- 2. latching on ( baby
to suck 30 minutes
after delivery),
- 3. rooming in 30
minutes after
delivery,
- 4. breastfeeding for
4-6 months, feed per
demand
RA 7432- Senior Citizen’s Act=
20%
RA 8423- Established the traditional
and alternative health care
Memorization Drills
 RA 8423- Established the traditional and
alternative health care
 RA 7432- Senior Citizen’s Act

 RA 7600- Rooming in and breastfeeding Act of


1992
 RA 2382- Practice of medicine by a Nurse

 RA 2644- Philippine Midwifery Act

 RA 7160- Local Government Code

 RA 7610 - Anti Child Abuse Code


 RA 8344- An act penalizing the refusal of
Hospitals and medical Clinics to administer
appropriate initial treatment and support in
emergency cases
 RA 6713- Code of conduct and Ethical Standards
for Public Officials and employees

 RA 953 – NARCOTIC DRUG ACT


 RA 9262- Anti Violence against Women and their
children
 RA 3573- an act providing for the prevention and
suppression of dangerous communicable diseases
 RA 7877- Anti Sexual Harassment Law

 RA 6675- GENERIC DRUG ACT OF 1988



RA 9165- Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of
2002
 RA 6809- Emancipation law

 RA 7305- Magna Carta of Public Health Workers


PRESIDENTIAL DECREE-
an order of the president
in his capacity to act as
legislator.
PRESIDENTIAL DECREES
PD 603- CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE
CODE
highlights the role of the
nurse which include
1. registration of births
2. child’s health
3. freedom of expression
4.child’s inherent right to life
5. basic health services.
-it includes the rights and duties of
parents over their children
 - parental authority
 - joint
 - grandparents
 - eldest brother or sister
 - nearest next of kin
 - guardian appointed by the court
 PD 651-
requires immediate
registration of birth
within 30 days
from delivery