H. No. 3840
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Third Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand twelve.
[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10614]
AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF REGION 1 MEDICAL CENTER IN DAGUPAN CITY, PANGASINAN FROM THREE HUNDRED (300) TO SIX HUNDRED (600), AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF ITS MEDICAL PERSONNEL, UPGRADING ITS SERVICES, FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Increase in Authorized Bed Capacity. â The authorized bed capacity of the Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan City, Pangasinan is hereby upgraded from three hundred (300) to six hundred (600) beds.
SEC. 2. Expansion of Manpower Requirement. â The existing manpower requirement of Region 1 Medical Center is correspondingly increased to conform with Section 1 hereof. The Department of Health, in coordination with the Department of Budget and Management and the Civil Service Commission, shall determine and approve the additional plantilla positions to be created and filled up uponprior consultation and recommendation by the Region 1 Medical Center.
SEC. 3. Upgrade of Existing Service Facilities and Professional Health Care Services. â The existing service facilities and professional health care services are hereby upgraded to conform with and be commensurate to the increase in authorized bed capacity as provided in Section 1 hereof. The Region 1 Medical Center shall submit to the Department of Health its proposed hospital development plan and the additional clinical departments and special units it requires to meet the increased authorized bed capacity.
SEC. 4. Period of Implementation. â The increase in authorized bed capacity from three hundred (300) to six hundred (600) beds shall be implemented through the increase of bed capacity of not less than sixty (60) beds per year for a period of five (5) years from the approval of this Act.
SEC. 5. Implementation and Appropriation. â The Secretary of Health shall immediately include in the Department’s programs the implementation of this Act, the funding of which shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
SEC. 6. Effectivity. â This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
(Sgd.) JINGGOY EJERCITO ESTRADA
Acting Senate President
(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
Speaker of the House
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on August 22, 2011 and June 5, 2013, respectively.
(Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
Secretary of the Senate
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
House of Representatives
Approved: AUG 28 2013
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines