NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE WELFARE OF DISABLED PERSONS

MAGNA CARTA FOR DISABLED PERSONS (RA 7277) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations on Rule IV Health Provisions

A. BASIC POLICIES & PRINCIPLES (IRR-RA 7277 Rule IV, Section 1) (IRR1. Disabled Persons are part of Philippine Society, thus the State shall give full support for the provision of health services to them and it shall be the responsibility of the government and private sector and the members of the community at large. 2. Health Services for Persons with Disabilities should be an integral part of all basic services. 3. Health Services should be accessible, appropriate, acceptable, affordable and timely.

They should be able to live freely and as independently as possible. the State shall advocate for and encourage respect for disabled persons. economic. Disabled persons have the same rights as other people. 6. environmental and attitudinal barriers.(RA 7277 Section 2 ) 4. Disabled persons¶ rights must never be perceived as welfare services by the government. . Rehabilitation Services shall be the concern of government and benefits shall be expanded beyond the traditional urban-based centers to community based programs. The State shall exert all efforts to remove all social. cultural. To facilitate integration of disabled persons into the mainstream of society. 5.

Section 6A) 1. the DOH undertake trainings for all its health personnel for the following purposes: . 2. Responsibility of the Department of Health Health Services (IRR-RA 7277 Rule IV. secondary and tertiary health care. In order to ensure health services for PWDs.B. Accessibility of Health Services The health services should be made available at affordable cost in primary.

district/provincial hospital physicians Health Personnel .dietician. Community-based rehabilitation field worker (local supervisors) . Physical therapists. Other rehabilitation workers Community Health Workers ± Barangay health workers. Social Workers.rural health physicians/municipal health physicians.Occupational therapists. Volunteer health workers. Midwives. Speech therapists. Nutritionist. Nurses. Barangay nutrition scholar. Section 7) Medical Personnel Physicians .2.1 Care of the disabled persons (IRR-RA 7277 Rule IV.

Section 7)  Early Detection and Identification of Disabilities  Immunization .3 The training should include. 2.2 In consultation with NCWDP and other specialists recommend standards for accreditation of training centers.2. trainers and training programs for rehabilitation of PWDs. the following: (IRR-RA7277. but shall not be limited to.

 Family Care Program for the Disabled in the Community  Psychosocial Concerns of Disabled Persons: Detection and Management of Psychosocial Problems among Disabled Persons  Nutrition Education  Genetic Counseling  Psychiatric and Medical Emergencies: Identification and Management of Psychiatric Emergencies .

Transdisciplinary Awareness and Role Functioning  Environmental Hazards  Referral Network  Safe Motherhood  Safe Drugs . Rehabilitation Procedures Including Dangers and Precautions  Interdisciplinary Approach.

3 Environmental sanitation 3.4 Maternal/child health services  Prenatal counseling .1 Control of communicable and non-communicable diseases 3.2 Nutrition 3. and early rehabilitation of disability shall be provided as follows : (IRR-RA 7277. early diagnosis.3. Section 6C) 3. Basic health services for the prevention. timely intervention.

5 Control of environmental hazards and occupational safety 3. Safe delivery  Child care and immunization  Control of diarrheal diseases  Breastfeeding  Premarital/genetic counseling 3.7 General health and medical services 3.8 Physical and psychosocial rehabilitation .6 Dental Care 3.

. Section 3B) (IRRLocal Government Units shall: 1. Allocate or construct a room within or adjacent to the provincial hospital building with a dimension of at least 100 square meters to house the medical rehabilitation center. Provide rehabilitation services within the scope and capability of the center at affordable cost. 2. Role of Local Government Units in the Provision of Health Services (IRR-RA 7277 Rule IV.C.

and 5. 4. Tap the services of local non-government organization.3. private practitioners and other government agencies in the area. . Create positions and provide funding for salaries of permanent and casual personnel assigned to the center. Provide adequate funding for the proper maintenance and operation of the center. whenever feasible.

The National Health Program for Disability shall address health promotion. prevention. Visual/seeing disabilities 4. Implementation and Monitoring I. Ortho/moving disabilities 2. Learning (cognitive or intellectual disabilities) . Section 4B) 1. Communication deficits 3.D. early detection and rehabilitation of disabilities/conditions which include but not limited to the following: (IRR-RA 7277.

mental disabilities 7. . include in its annual budgetary proposals the provision for the funding requirements of the program. A1) The Department of Health shall be the lead agency and shall do the following: i. psychosocial and behavioral (Rule IV.5. Section 3. chronic illnesses with disability 6.

ii. . iii. set up a national registration/reporting system for specific types of disabilities and shall generate and assess data base on the current status. needs and circumstances of disabled in the country to provide an effective basis for a national health program plan for disabled persons. create a division under the NonCommunicable Disease Control Service that shall administer and lead in the implementation of the program.

Disability Screening (IRR-RA7277. b. barangay nutrition scholar or the like). . whether private or public. Screening at the barangay level using the approved screening tool to be developed shall be done by the midwife and/or barangay health worker (either the barangay health worker. shall screen for and report disabilities to the nearest rural health unit within seven (7) days. Section 6. All health personnel attending to birth. #2) a.

c. d. management and rehabilitation. for work-up and specific treatment. Any child identified/suspected with a disability during the process of immunization or Operation Timbang shall be referred to the nearest government health care facility for confirmation of findings. e. . All confirmed disability cases shall be recorded and reported in accordance with the Department of Health¶s guidelines. Confirmation of disability shall be done by a rural health physician/district hospital physician/provincial as the case maybe.

. advice and make appropriate medical referrals through the parents. The school physician/nurse/teacher shall make a report of all suspected disabilities to the principal. All primary and secondary schools. who in turn shall inform.f. both public and private. All cases of disability diagnosed and confirmed in any health care facility whether government and private shall be reported to the Department of Health. g. shall integrate disability screening during the annual physical examination utilizing the approved forms to be developed. h.

breastfeeding. . family planning. preemployment examination/orientation disease control programs and other relevant programs in support of the National Health Program for Disabled Persons. maternal and child care. safe motherhood. strengthen its programs on immunization.iv.

b. initiate the establishment of medical rehabilitation centers at the provincial level and shall request for the necessary capital and equipment outlay needed for this purpose. subject to availability of funds.The Department shall: a. #2) II.(IRR-RA 7277. . program the establishment of medical rehabilitation centers at the provincial level through a reasonable phasing scheme that will ensure a nationwide coverage within a ten year period. Establishment of Medical Rehabilitation Centers at the Provincial Level . Section 3.

d. and e. monitor and assess regularly the operations of the centers to ensure that standards are strictly followed . formulate policies and standards governing the operations of such medical rehabilitation centers. institute a manpower development program to ensure adequate manpower support for the centers.c.

DOLE. NGOs. to be composed of the following: Chairman ± DOH Co-Chairman ± NCWDP Members: DSWD. . DECS. provinces and municipalities. an ad-hoc inter-agency committee is hereby created. For the purpose of instituting a national health program for disability. Other multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral team of specialists or agencies that DOH and NCWDP may enlist. Section 4A) III.(IRR-RA 7277. UP-Manila A representative each from League of cities.

The committee shall develop a master plan for a national health program for disability which shall be comprehensive in nature. A national rehabilitation center shall establish under the program which will function as a national training. 2. integrated in health service delivery. research and rehabilitation center in the country . and shall have the basic premise of integrating disabled persons into the mainstream of society.Functions: 1. .

Operational expenses of the committee shall be charged against the funds of the Department of Health. The committee shall formulate the program within one year from the approval of these Rules and Regulations.3. .

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