[ REPUBLIC ACT No. 10678, August 26, 2015 ]
AN ACT CONVERTING THE DAVAO REGIONAL HOSPITAL INTO DAVAO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INCREASING ITS BED CAPACITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7179
SECTION 1. Republic Act No. 7179 is hereby amended by inserting a new Section 1 to read as follows:
“SECTION 1. The Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City is hereby converted into a medical training center to be known as Davao Regional Medical Center with a capacity of six hundred (600) beds.”
SEC. 2. Section 1 of the same Act is hereby deleted.
SEC. 3. Section 2 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:
“SEC. 2. The amount necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act shall be charged to the appropriations of the Department of Health. Thereafter, such amount as may be necessary for the operation and maintenance of the hospital shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.”
SEC. 4. A new Section 3 is hereby inserted to read as follows:
“SEC. 3. The increase in bed capacity of the Davao Regional Hospital from two hundred (200) to six hundred (600) beds shall be immediately implemented upon the approval of this Act.”
SEC. 5. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in any newspaper of general circulation.
(SGD.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
(SGD.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
Senate Bill No. 2655, which, was approved by the Senate on May 25, 2015, was adopted as an amendment to House Bill No. 67 by the House of Representatives on June 3, 2015.
(SGD.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
(SGD.) OSCAR G. YABES
Approved: AUG 26 2015
(SGD.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines