[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11495, November 13, 2020 ]
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PAMPLONA IN THE PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR, TO BE KNOWN AS THE BICOL WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. There shall be established under the direct supervision of the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur, a women's and children's hospital in the Municipality of Pamplona in the Province of Camarines Sur, to be known as the Bicol Women's and Children's Hospital. It shall be authorized to operate a two hundred (200) bed capacity hospital dedicated to women's and children's health requirements.
SEC. 2. The hospital shall specialize on the care of women and children and shall focus on women and children health care, prenatal testing, obstetrics and gynecological services, pediatrics care, lactation programs, nutrition services, neonatal care, immunization services, postpartum depression support, education classes for parenting, and women's and children's health awareness.
SEC. 3. The province shall develop a hospital development plan to reflect the development goals of the hospital including its bed capacity and service capability. Request for the staffing requirements, capital outlay investments and budgetary needs for operations shall be based on the hospital development plan.
SEC. 4. The Provincial Government of Camarines Sur shall provide funding for the establishment and operation of the Bicol Women's and Children's Hospital. The Secretary of Health shall include in the Department's subsidy program, support for the capital outlays of the said hospital.
SEC. 5. If any provisions or part of this Act is declared unconstitutional, the remaining parts or provisions not affected shall remain in full force and effect.
SEC. 6. All other laws, decrees, executive orders, issuances, rules and regulations, or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
SEC. 7. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days following its publication in the Official Gazette or in any newspaper of general circulation.
(SGD.) VICENTE M. SOTTO III
President of the Senate
(SGD.) ALAN PETER S. CAYETANO
Speaker of the House
(SGD.) MYRA MARIE D. VILLARICA
Secretary of the Senate
(SGD.) JOSE LUIS G. MONTALES
House of Representatives
Approved: NOV 13 2020
(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
President of the Philippines