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NURSE PRACTICE ACT

LAWS

those rules made by humans that regulate social conduct in a formally prescribed and legally binding manner.

Concept of Law
• the sum total of rules, and regulations by which society is governed • rule of conduct pronounced by controlling authority

Three Essential Characteristics of a Law • Authority or the right to declare that the rule exists • Pronounced or expressed and the source can be identified ( must be declared in writing) • Right to enforce the same .

Principal Sources of Law: • Constitution • Statutes or legislations (Republic Acts) • Regulations issued by the Executive Branch of the government (Executive Orders) • Case decisions or judicial opinions • Presidential decrees • Letters of Instructions .

Nursing Legislation • The making of laws or the body of laws already enacted affecting the science and the art and practice of nursing .

. • Serves to define nursing and give guidance within the scope of practice issues.NURSE PRACTICE ACT • Law regulating the practice of nursing in a country or state.

.PURPOSES: • Protects the public at large from unsafe practitioners • Sets standards for nursing profession.

• Contains general provisions which gives guidance to acceptable acts. .CONTENTS • Contains general statements of appropriate professional nursing actions.

Creation of Board of Nursing 7. 4.ELEMENTS 1. 2. Penalties for Practicing Without A License . 3. Definition of Professional Nursing Requirements for Licensure Exemptions Licensure Across Jurisdiction Disciplinary Action and Due Process Requirements 6. 5.

first board examination for nurses was given .Historical Perspectives of Philippine Nursing Law • 1915 Act 2493 – regulated the practice of medicine and provided for the examination and registration of nurses in the Philippine islands • 1919 Act 2808 – the First true Nursing Law was passed. creating a Board of Examiners for Nurses -”An Act Regulating the Practice of the Nursing Profession in the Philippine Islands” • 1920 .

• November 28. 1928 Act 3438 – changing the dates of exam from second Monday of April and October to second Monday of April and the fourth Monday of October of each year.provided for the registration of Red Cross aids and welfare workers. . 1922 Act 3025 .• March 8.

• December 5.the conduct of board examinations was placed under the direct supervision of the Bureau of Civil Service. 1932 Act 4007 – “The Reorganization Law of 1932” . .

Historical Perspectives RA 546 (June 1950) • Recognized and placed all the Boards of Examiners under the direct supervision of the President of the Philippines. • Vested in BEN the power to set professional standards in Nursing Practice and prescribe the collegiate course . • Appointment of Board of Examiners by the President of the Philippines • Prescribed general procedure for appointing Board of Examiners.

“The Philippine Nursing Law” was passed. 877 .A. 1953 . -more comprehensive nursing law in the Philippines Provisions:  organization of the Board of Examiners  provisions regarding nursing schools and colleges  examination and registration of nurses  sundry provisions relative to the practice of nursing .R.Historical Perspectives • June 19.

zoology) . Directors and Principals of schools of Nursing was raised to Master’s degree • Areas of study: generalized curriculum (physical. social & behavioral.000/year • Academic Qualifications of Deans. humanities.Historical Perspectives June 1966 RA 4704 – Amended portions of RA 877 • Board membership increased from 3 to 5 • Members of the Board appointed by the President approved by the COA no longer upon the Commissioner of Civil service • Required academic degree of Master’s degree for board members. • Disqualifying age is 65 years old • Maximum total compensation of P18. chemistry. biological. psychology.

recording and evaluation of patient’s care  Supervision of persons contributing to nursing care of patients  Execution of nursing procedures and techniques  Direction and education to secure physical and mental care  Application and execution of MDs’ orders concerning treatments and medications. .Historical Perspectives • Scope of Nursing Practice:  Reporting.no longer fixed  Minimum required age lowered from 21 to 18 but permitted to practice only when he/she reaches 21 years old.  Dates of holding nurse’s exams.

• Broadened the scope of professional functions of RN in the application and execution of MDs’ orders • Authorized the RN to administer parenteral medications provided the act is done under the direction of and in the presence of a physician. .Historical Perspectives Aug 1970 RA 6136 amended part of Sect 17 of RA 877.

• July 1. . 1972 Act 6511 – amended RA 465 which standardized the examination and registration fees charged by the various boards of examiners.

7164 known as “The Philippine Nursing Act of 1991” codified and revised all the laws regulating the practice of nursing in the Philippines Salient Features:  Redefinition of the scope of nursing practice  Educational qualification of master’s degree for faculty and deans of colleges of nursing  Educational qualifications of administrators of nursing services  Inclusion of the phrase “unethical conduct as one of the reasons for revocation and suspension of certificate of registration . A.Historical Perspectives • R.

7164  Salient Features:  Increases the composition of the Board to 7  Recognizes the specialty certification program  Requires those inactive in practice to undergo I month didactic and 3 months practicum  Provides for incentives and benefits system for nurses and dependents  Upgraded the salary of government nurses to SG15. 9173 – otherwise known as “Philippine Nursing Act of 2002” repealed R.Historical Perspectives • R. .A.A.

Article IX of RA No. 9173. PRC. entitled “An Act Providing for a More Responsive Nursing Profession. • Mandating the BON. Repealing for the Purpose RA No. . 425. DBM and other concerned gov’t agencies to formulate the rules and regulations that will effectively implement the provisions of the law. APO. DOH. series of 2003. 7164.also known as the “Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002” • Issued pursuant to Section 38.Historical Perspectives • BON Resolution No.

Comparison Between RA 7164 and RA 9173 .

shall represent 3 areas of Nursing: education. majority shall be Master’s degree in Nursing and the chairperson shall be holder of Master’s Degree in Nursing 2. Education or other related medical profession. Components 5 members 7 members. service & community Master’s Degree in Nursing. Qualifications of the Board Master’s degree in Nursing .ARTICLE RA 7164 RA 9173 ARTICLE III-Organization of the BON 1.

. Requirements Resign from any upon qualiteaching position.RA 7164 3. Power and Recommend Duties of .Promulgate Code of the for opening of Board Ethics. schools. . . member of employment in the any government board office or its subsidiary. cation as review program. 4.Recommend opening of schools of Nursing.Recognize Nursing Specialty organizations. RA 9173 In addition to provisions of RA 7164 to resign from private sector.

3. Examination/ Registration Refresher Course No refresher course rd failure after 3 2. Practice thru special or temporary permit No Provision . Oath No Provision To be conducted by the board or authorized government official. With provision in the new law.RA 7164 RA 9173 ARTICLE IV-Examination and Registration 1.

Requirement for No provision inactive nurses returning to practice 2. 3. Deans must have 5 yr of practice. Deleted in the new law. RA 9173 Requires inactive nurses for 5 years to undergo 1 month didactic training and 3 months practicum.RA 7164 ARTICLE V: NURSING EDUCATION 1. General entrance the graduating Upper 40% of requirement class. Qualification of Faculty must have the faculty at least 3 yrs of clinical practice. Faculty must have at least 1 yr of clinical practice. . Deans must have 3 yrs of clinical practice.

Training for suturing of perineal lacerations.Scope 1. Provide health education to individual. .motivation of individuals. families and communities. families and communities.2 Nursing Special Training Care for IV. RA 9173 Clientele is inclusive of all the stages of development from conception to old age. 1.RA 7164 ARTICLE VI: NURSING PRACTICE 1.1 Clientele Stages of development of clientele not specified.

Chief nurse in Military Hospital.RA 7164 1. Master’s degree in Nursing. Development of Advanced Nursing Practice. Qualifications of Master’s degree Nursing Service major in Nursing Administrators Service Administration . Maintain competence by continual learning thru CPE.3 Additional Provisions RA 9173 Duty bound to observe Code of Ethics and uphold the standards of Safe Nursing Practice. Chief Nurse in Public HealthMaster’s degree in Public Health or CHN.Master’s degree & completion of General Military course. 2.

3. 10% of the Nursing staff shall be trained annually with funding from PCSO & PAGCOR. Funding for No Provision Comprehensive Specialty Nursing Program .RA 7164 ARTICLE VII: HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCES RA 9173 1. Salary No Provision Minimum basic pay of nurses in public health institution is not lower than grade 15. Beneficiaries of this program shall serve at least 2 years of continuous service. Composition of No Provision Nursing Health Programs To develop comprehensive Nursing Specialty programs. 2.

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