Public Health Nutrition

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Public Health Nutrition

  1. 1. Public Health Nutrition Laws and Legislations - Janrey Tiña
  2. 2.  Definition  Core objectives  Magna Carta for Public Health worker  Laws governing Philippine Health Care
  3. 3. “ The science and art of preventing diseases, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals.”
  4. 4.  Focus: “ To improve health and quality of life through the prevention and treatment of disease and other physical and mental health condition through surveillance of cases and health indicators.”
  5. 5.  Multidisciplinary Teams:
  6. 6.  Aims to make Public Health more accessible to the general public. Three sense: - Reach out through social media and blogs. - Describe public health trough research. - Make public health activities that are completely user-driven.
  7. 7.  Section 1. Title.  Sec. 2. Declaration of the Policy. - The state shall instill health consciousness among people.  Sec. 3. Definition. - “health workers” shall mean all persons who are engaged in health and health-related works.  Sec. 4. Recruitment and Qualification. - in accordance w/ policies and standards of the Civil Service Commission
  8. 8.  Sec. 5. Performance Evaluation and Merit Promotion.  Sec. 6. Transfer or Geographical Reassignment. - PHW shall not be transferred and or reassigned, except when made in the interest of public service.  Sec. 7. Married Public Health Workers. - Married couples both PHW, to be employed in the same municipality, but not in the same office.  Sec. 8. Security of Tenure. - In case of regular employment of PHW, their services shall not be terminated without due process.
  9. 9.  Sec. 9. Discrimination Prohibited.  Sec. 10. No Understaffing/Overloading of Health Staff.  Sec. 11. Administration Charges.  Sec. 12. Safeguards in Disciplinary Procedures. - PHW shall have the right to be informed, full access, defend, confront witnesses, appeal, and to reimburse.  Sec. 13. Duties and Obligations.  Sec. 14. Code of Conduct.  Sec. 15. Normal Hours of Work. - shall not exceed 8 hrs/day or 40 hrs/week.
  10. 10.  Sec. 16. Overtime Work.  Sec. 17. Work During Rest Day.  Sec. 18. Night-Shift Differential. (10% reg. wage)  Sec. 19. Salaries. (Grade 24)  Sec. 20. Additional Compensation. - hazard allowance, subsistence allowance, longevity pay, laundry allowance and remote assignment allowance.  Sec. 21. Hazard Allowance. (25% of basic salary)  Sec. 22. Subsistence allowance (representation and travel)  Sec. 23. Longevity Pay (5% increase every 5 years)
  11. 11.  Sec. 24. Laundry Allowance. (125 Php/month)  Sec. 25. Remote Assignment Allowance. (50% of basic pay)  Sec. 26. Housing.  Sec. 27. Medical Examination.  Sec. 28. Compensation of Injuries.  Sec. 29. Leave Benefits for Public Heath Worker.  Sec. 30. Highest Basic Salary Upon Retirement.  Sec. 31. Right to self-organization.  Sec. 32. Freedom from Interference or Coercion.  Sec. 33. Consultation w/ Health Worker’s Organization
  12. 12.  Sec. 34. Human Health Resource Development/ Management Study. - The DOH shall conduct a periodic health human resource development study.  Sec. 35. Rules and Regulations. - shall take effect 30 days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation.  Sec. 36. Prohibition Against Double Recovery Benefit - the worker shall only paid the difference.
  13. 13.  Sec. 37. Prohibition Against Elimination and/or Diminution. - Nothing shall eliminate or in a way diminish benefits being enjoyed by PHW’s.  Sec. 38. Budgetary Estimates. - P964,664,000.00 within 5 years.  Sec. 39. Penal Provision. - P20,000 fine, 1 year or both at the discretion of the court.  Sec. 40. Separability Clause. - If any provision of this ACT is declared invalid, the remainder of this Act or any provision not affected thereby shall remain in force and effect.
  14. 14.  Sec. 41. Repealing Clause. - inconsistent with the provisions of this act are herby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.  Sec. 42. Effectivity. - The act shall take 15 days after publication in at least 2 national newspaper of general circulation.
  15. 15.  R.A. 349 – Legalizes the use of human organs for surgical, medical and scientific purposes.  R.A. 1080 – Civil Service Eligibility.  R.A. 1136 – An act recognizing the Division of Tuberculosis in the DOH.
  16. 16.  R.A. 1082 – Rural Health Unit Act
  17. 17.  R.A. 1891 – Act Strengthening Health and Dental services in the rural areas.  R.A. 3573 – Law on Reporting of Communicable Diseases.  R.A. 7170 – Law that govern organ donation.
  18. 18.  R.A. 7305 – The Magna Carta of Public HealthWorker.  R.A. 7600 – Rooming In and BreastfeedingAct of 1992.
  19. 19.  R.A. 7610 – Special protection of children against abuse.  R.A. 8750 –The Philippine Seatbelt Law
  20. 20.  R.A. 6365 – Established a National Policy on Population.  R.A. 6425 – Dangerous Drug Act 0f 1992.  R.A. 7719 – National Blood ServiceAct of 1994.  R.A. 7875 – National Health Insurance Act of 1995.
  21. 21.  R.A. 7883 – Barangay Health workers Benefit and IncentiveAct.  R.A. 9288 – Newborn Screening Act.
  22. 22.  P.D. 166 – Strengthened Family Program .  P.D. 491 – Nutrition Program.  P.D. 856 – Code of Sanitation.  P.D. 996 – Provides for compulsory basic immunization for children and infants below 8 years of age.
  23. 23.  Republic Act 8344 - An Act Prohibiting the Demand of Deposits or Advance Payments.  Republic Act 8976 - Philippine Food Fortification Act of 2000.  Republic Act 8423 - Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act (TAMA of 1997).  Republic Act 8749 - Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999
  24. 24.  Proclamation No. 499 – National Aids Awareness Day.  LOI 949 – Act on health and health related activities must be integrated with other activities of the overall National Development Program.  Executive Order 51 –The milk Code

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