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Philippines in Congress assembled: SECTION 1. Title. - This Act shall be known as. "The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of. ". SEC. Reproductive Health Law in the Philippines. can learn. link-marketing.info files////Asian_Forum_News_September-December_pdf. The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of (Republic Act No. ), informally known as the Reproductive Health Law or RH Law, is a law in the Philippines, which "Poverty in the Philippines" (PDF).
The vitamins and supplementation are benefiting The FDA must certify that a family planning drug or device is not an abortifacient in dosages of its approved indication for drugs or intended use for devices prior to its inclusion in the EDL. Solon; Edita A. Pursuant to the declaration of State policies under Section 12, Article II of the Philippine Constitution, it is the duty of the State to protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution and equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception. Globally, around 80 per cent of maternal deaths are due to obstetric complications; mainly hemorrhage, sepsis, unsafe abortion, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, and prolonged or obstructed labour.
Article Tools Print this article. Indexing metadata. How to cite item. Finding References. Email this article Login required. Email the author Login required. This article summarizes the elements of the Reproductive Health Law, as well as the arguments for and against its enactment.
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Statement of Appropriations, Allotment, Obligations and Balances b. The MHCS, which may be established in any hospital or other health facility under its jurisdiction, may take the form of a van or other means of transportation appropriate to the terrain, and shall be staffed by skilled health professionals. It shall also be adequately equipped with a wide range of health care materials and information dissemination devices and equipment, which shall include, among others, a television set for audio-visual presentations;.
In pursuit of a comprehensive and effective planning, implementation, monitoring and regulation system, the DOH shall recognize the assistance of representatives from CSOs, and other proponents from the private sector to help advocate, monitor or report violations of the provisions of these Rules.
The pertinent provisions of the Local Government Code on Local Development Councils and Local Health Boards shall serve as a guide to LGUs in encouraging participation of CSOs and the private sector in the reproductive health care service delivery and in the production, distribution and delivery of quality reproductive health and family planning supplies and health products to make them accessible and affordable.
The DOH shall recognize the participation of basic sectors in the planning and implementation of policies and programs for responsible parenthood and reproductive health.
Corporate citizens shall exercise prudence in advertising its products or services through all forms of media, especially on matters relating to sexuality, further taking into consideration its influence on children and the youth. The members from the Senate and the House of Representatives shall be appointed by the Senate President and the Speaker, respectively, with at least one 1 member representing the Minority.
The COC shall monitor and ensure the effective implementation of the RPRH Act, recommend the necessary remedial legislation or administrative measures, and shall conduct a review of the RPRH Act every five 5 years from its effectivity. A multidimensional approach shall be adopted in the implementation of policies and programs to fight poverty.
Towards this end, the DOH shall implement programs prioritizing full access of poor and marginalized women as identified through the NHTS-PR and other government measures of identifying marginalization to responsible parenthood and reproductive health care services, products and programs. MDRs and FIDRs shall be conducted at least annually, or at shorter intervals subject to the discretion of the local health office, at the provincial level by the Provincial Health Office or at the city level by the City Health Office, provided that the city is a highly urbanized city or an independent component city.
Members of the Team shall include but not be limited to the following:. Staff from selected health facilities under the management of the province or city;. Private practitioners or representatives from the local chapters of relevant specialty societies;. The Annual Review shall likewise be designed to solicit commitments from concerned stakeholders to pursue concrete action plans in addressing these issues and concerns.
In such a situation, the Team may decide to review only a representative sample of cases. The mechanism of selecting cases to be reviewed shall be according to the guidelines set by the DOH.
In order for the Teams to conduct an annual death review, the following shall be mandated to submit quarterly Maternal Death Reports, and Fetal and Infant Death Reports:. All maternal deaths as well as fetal and infant deaths shall be documented and reported to the proper authorities as provided for in Section Apart from the general profile of the patient, a report for purposes of the MDR or FIDR shall also contain pertinent information surrounding the immediate, antecedent, and underlying causes of death and the circumstances surrounding these causes of death.
Relevant documents including but not limited to death certificates, CHT reporting forms, or facility death reporting forms must be attached in the report. Other medical records that include, but are not limited to, information based on hospital charts, reports of laboratory findings and imaging studies shall be included in the medical records review form to be developed by the DOH. Maternal death including fetal and infant death reports shall be compiled every quarter for further analysis.
For deaths occurring at hospitals and health facilities, reports will be compiled at the level of the hospital administration by the medical records section, or its equivalent.
For deaths occurring at home, reports shall be compiled at the level of the Municipal or City Health Offices. The panel shall be composed of at least five 5 members, with two 2 coming from the DOH Central Office, specifically from the maternal and child health programs; and at least three 3 from relevant professional societies including, but not limited to, obstetricians and gynecologists, pediatricians, and anesthesiologists.
All annual reports of the Expert Review Panel shall be submitted to the Secretary of Health on March of the succeeding year.
These annual reports shall include recommendations on how to address service delivery gaps. All privately owned and operated hospitals and health facilities shall contribute to the conduct of MDRs and FIDRs by conducting a regular report of maternal, fetal, and infant deaths at their level and by regularly submitting reports to the Provincial Health Offices or City Health Offices.
Online monitoring systems shall be used by the DOH to implement this provision. Likewise, the DOH may provide financial assistance to the LGUs in the form of grants, sub-allotments, among others, as necessary. Before the end of April each year, the DOH shall submit to the President of the Philippines and Congress an annual consolidated report, which shall provide a definitive and comprehensive assessment of the implementation of its programs and those of other government agencies and instrumentalities and recommend priorities for executive and legislative actions.
The report shall be printed and distributed to all national agencies, the LGUs, NGOs and private sector organizations involved in said programs. The annual consolidated report shall include the documentation of reproductive health programs of government agencies. Information in the annual consolidated report shall include, among others:.
In the collection, collation, and processing of data for any and all reports required by these Rules, all DOH bureaus, offices, and units shall coordinate with one another and with other stakeholders to minimize the paperwork burden for field implementation units and workers.
Preference shall be given to the use of electronic, portable, and real-time where applicable means of transferring information. Existing electronic tracking systems shall integrate reproductive health and responsible parenthood data, and shall be fully developed, functional, and linked with one another within two 2 years of effectivity of these Rules. These tracking systems include, but are not limited to the following:. Other government and non-government agencies and units shall submit the following reports to the DOH for inclusion in the annual consolidated report:.
Refuse to perform legal and medically-safe reproductive health procedures on any person of legal age on the ground of lack of consent or authorization of the following persons in the following instances: Spousal consent in case of married persons: Provided, That in case of disagreement, the decision of the one undergoing the procedure shall prevail; and. Parental consent or that of the person exercising parental authority in the case of abused minors, where the parent or the person exercising parental authority is the respondent, accused or convicted perpetrator as certified by the proper prosecutorial office of the court.
In the case of minors, the written consent of parents or legal guardian or, in their absence, persons exercising parental authority or next-of-kin shall be required only in elective surgical procedures, and in no case shall consent be required in emergency or serious cases as defined in RA ; and.
Provided further, That the person is not in an emergency condition or serious case as defined in RA , which penalizes the refusal of hospitals and medical clinics to administer appropriate initial medical treatment and support in emergency and serious cases;. Further, pregnancy or the number of children shall not be a ground for non-hiring or termination from employment;. The DOH shall formulate and institutionalize internal rules of procedure for the resolution of administrative cases, including appeals for complaints against its employees, in accordance with Civil Service Commission Resolution on the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in Civil Service.
Upon finding sufficient grounds to support the complaint, such findings shall be referred to the appropriate fiscal for criminal prosecution, without prejudice to the institution of administrative proceedings. At the instance of the DOH, administrative proceedings may also be pursued against erring health care providers that could lead to either suspension or revocation of appropriate licenses.
RULE 17 — Penalties. The person directly responsible for the violation as well as the head of the agency or local chief executive who authorized by written order the alleged violation shall be held liable under these Rules.
The license, or permit to operate or conduct business in the Philippines of such pharmaceutical company, shall be perpetually revoked, and a fine triple the amount involved in the violation shall be imposed. These Rules or any portion hereof may be amended by the Secretary of Health in consultation with all concerned stakeholders.
All administrative orders, rules, regulations, memoranda, circulars, local ordinances, resolutions, and other issuances or orders contrary to the provisions of the RPRH Act or inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. If any part or provision of these Rules is held invalid or unconstitutional, the other provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.
These Rules shall take effect fifteen 15 days after copies hereof have been filed with the National Administrative Register NAR of the UP Law Center and published in at least two 2 newspapers of general circulation. Enrique T. Ona Secretary Department of Health. Alberto T. Alexander A. Remedios I. Rikken Chairperson Philippine Commission on Women. Arsenio M. Alfonso V.
Umali Jr. National President League of Provinces of the Philippines. Oscar S. Donato D. Meneleo J. Carlos, Jr.
Raul M. Junice L. Elizabeth A. Marita V. Learn more about the Philippine government, its structure, how government works and the people behind it. Pursuant thereto, the State shall defend: Provided, That the State shall also provide funding support to promote all modern natural methods of family planning, especially the Billings Ovulation Method, consistent with the needs of acceptors and their religious convictions; i The State shall promote programs that 1 enable individuals and couples to have the number of children they desire with due consideration to the health, particularly of women, and the resources available and affordable to them and in accordance with existing laws, public morals and their religious convictions: Provided, That the life of the unborn is protected; s Development is a multi-faceted process that calls for the harmonization and integration of policies, plans, programs and projects that seek to uplift the quality of life of the people, more particularly the poor, the needy and the marginalized; and t That a comprehensive reproductive health program addresses the needs of people throughout their life cycle.
It shall also be construed as any institution, building, or place where there are installed beds, cribs, or bassinets for twenty-four hour use or longer by patients in the treatment of diseases, injuries, deformities, or abnormal physical and mental states, maternity cases or sanitarial care; or infirmaries, nurseries, dispensaries, and such other similar names by which they may be designated; or 2.
A skilled health professional, as defined in these Rules; or 3. A health maintenance organization, which is an entity that provides, offers, or arranges for coverage of designated health services needed by plan members for a fixed prepaid premium; or 4. The elements of reproductive health care include the following: The provision of information on fertility cycles includes information on the full range of modern family planning methods; 2.
Maternal, infant and child health and nutrition, including breastfeeding; 3. Proscription of abortion, and management of abortion complications; 4.
Adolescent and youth reproductive health guidance and counseling at the point of care; 5. Elimination of violence against women and children and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence; 7.
Age- and development-appropriate education and counseling on sexuality and reproductive health; 8. Treatment of breast and reproductive tract cancers and other gynecological conditions and disorders; 9. Prevention, treatment and management of infertility and sexual dysfunction; Age- and development- appropriate reproductive health education for adolescents in formal and non-formal educational settings; and These services include, but are not limited to the following: Fertility awareness and family planning information and education; 2.
Provision of modern family planning methods which shall include dispensing of medically safe, legal, and non-abortifacient health products and procedures, among others; 4. Infertility services; 5. Referral services where necessary; and 6. Provided, That in public health facilities, any of the following conditions are met: Written documentation from a skilled health professional; 2.
Documentation through ancillary examinations such as ultrasound; 3.
Written manifestation from a guardian, local social welfare and development officer, local government official or local health volunteer; or 4. The cities and municipalities shall ensure that barriers to reproductive health services for PWDs are obliterated by the following: Full range of modern family planning methods, both natural and artificial; 2.
Skilled birth attendance; 3. Child nutrition, including breastfeeding; 4. Prenatal and postnatal care; 5. Male responsibility and reproductive health; 7. Responsible parenthood and values formation; 8. Maternal and newborn care; and 9. Condoms; 2. Natural family planning charts and digital thermometers; 3. Standard days method SDM beads; 4.
Injectables and oral contraceptive pills; and 5. In addition to the reproductive health care services delivered by the BHS, other primary care facilities such as RHUs, among others within the SDN shall provide services that include, but are not limited to the following: Infertility and referral to appropriate health care provider; b.
Adolescent counseling; c. Post-partum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other reproductive mental health concerns; b. Procedures for modern artificial family planning such as IUD insertion and removal, DMPA injection; c Procedures, materials, and counseling for natural family planning; d Integrated Management of Childhood Illness IMCI ; e Syndromic screening and treatment of RTIs and STIs; f Non-judgmental approach to recognizing, treating and referring post-abortion cases; and g Screening examinations such as visual inspection of the cervix using acetic acid wash VIA , collection of Pap smear specimens, clinical breast exams, digital rectal examinations, among others.
Provided, That other primary care facilities shall also endeavor to provide, subject to the needs of the priority populations, the following services: In addition to the services provided by primary care facilities, hospitals within the SDN shall provide reproductive health services, such as but not limited to the following: Provided, That hospitals shall also endeavor to provide, subject to the needs of the priority populations, the following services: Provided, That private hospitals within the SDN shall provide emergency obstetric and neonatal care, and reproductive health care services in the context of their referral networks: The mapping of the health facilities shall include the following information: The identification of needs for reproductive health care shall consider the following: The designation of facilities to serve a particular population shall be based on the following criteria: These standards shall define: These may include, but are not limited to: Provided, That: The guidelines shall consider the following: The assessment shall include, but is not limited to, factors such as: In order to receive exemption from providing the full range of modern family planning methods, the health care facility must comply with the following requirements: In order to legally refuse to deliver reproductive health care services or information as a conscientious objector, a private skilled health professional shall comply with the following requirements: In order to legally refuse to deliver reproductive health care services or information as a conscientious objector, a public skilled health professional shall comply with the following requirements: The RHO shall perform the following duties and responsibilities: These guidelines shall take into consideration the following: The FDA shall observe the following guidelines in the determination of whether or not a drug or device is an abortifacient: The supply and budget allotments for family planning supplies shall be based on the current levels and projections of the following: Financing requirements shall be quantified using the following: Within ninety 90 days from the effectivity of these Rules, the DepEd shall integrate into its curriculum complete, accurate and relevant age- and development-appropriate information on responsible parenthood and reproductive health, respectful of culture and religious convictions, for integration across all subjects, key areas, among others: Private and public schools, as avenues for development, shall provide young people a supportive environment where they have access to the following services with regards to teenage problems, among others: These measures shall be focused on the development of the following outcomes for children, to include, among others: Furthermore, the DOH shall: Provided, That the DOH complements LGU funding for the implementation of these rules whenever necessary, based on the criteria set by DOH in consultation with the stakeholders; n Furnish LGUs, through their respective local health offices, appropriate information and resources to keep the latter updated on current studies and researches relating to family planning, responsible parenthood, breastfeeding and infant nutrition; o Prescribe and implement monitoring and evaluation strategies for the implementation of the responsible parenthood and reproductive health care program; and p Perform other functions to achieve the objectives of the RPRH Act.
The LGU may adopt its own procurement, distribution, and monitoring program for reproductive health products consistent with the provisions of the RPRH Act and the guidelines of the DOH; l Operate and maintain MHCS units to deliver health care goods and services particularly to its poor and marginalized constituents. Members of the Team shall include but not be limited to the following: Staff from selected health facilities under the management of the province or city; iii.
Private practitioners or representatives from the local chapters of relevant specialty societies; iv. In order for the Teams to conduct an annual death review, the following shall be mandated to submit quarterly Maternal Death Reports, and Fetal and Infant Death Reports: Information in the annual consolidated report shall include, among others: These tracking systems include, but are not limited to the following: