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|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7883 - AN ACT
CREATING BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES TO ACCREDITED BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
|Section 1. Short Title. — This Act shall be known as the
"Barangay Health Workers' Benefits and Incentives Act of 1995."
Sec. 2. Statement of Policy. — The State shall
protect and promote the right to health of the people and to provide
conditions for health empowerment, where each individual has access to
information and services that will bring about health and
well-being. The Primary Health Care Approach is recognized as the
major strategy towards health empowerment, emphasizing the need to
provide accessible and acceptable health services through participatory
strategies such as health education, training of barangay health
workers, community building and organizing. Towards this end,
this Act shall provide incentives to communities and act as frontliners
in the Primary Health Care Approach.
Sec. 3. Definition. — The term "barangay health worker" refers to a person who has undergone training programs under any accredited government and non-government organization and who voluntarily renders primary health care services in the community after having been accredited to function as such by the local health board in accordance with the guidelines promulgated by the Department of Health (DOH).
Sec. 4. Registration. — In order for barangay health workers to be entitled to benefits and incentives provided under this Act, they shall register with the local health board in the city or municipality in which they render service. The local health board, through the provincial health boards in the case of municipalities, shall furnish a copy of such registry to the DOH, which is hereby mandated to maintain a national register of barangay health workers. The accredited health workers shall be given appropriate proof of said accreditation.
Sec. 5. Number of Barangay Health Workers. — The DOH shall determine the ideal ratio of barangay health workers to the number of households: provided, that the total number of barangay health workers nationwide shall not exceed one percent (1%) of the total population.
Sec. 6. Incentives and Benefits. — In recognition
of their services, all accredited barangay health workers who are
actively and regularly performing their duties shall be entitled to the
following incentives and benefits:
Sec. 7. Review by the Local Health Board. — Every incentive or benefit for barangay health workers requiring the expenditure of local funds shall be reviewed and approved by the local health board to ensure that only the deserving barangay health workers get the same.
Sec. 8. Rules and Regulations. — The Department of Health, in cooperation with the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Department of Justice, the Civil Service Commission and other concerned government agencies and non-government organizations, shall formulate within one hundred eighty (180) days from its effectivity, the rules and regulations necessary to implement this Act.
Sec. 9. Separability Clause. — If any provision of
this Act is declared invalid, the remainder or any provision hereof not
affected thereby shall remain in force and effect.
Approved: February 20, 1995