AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING OF AND/OR CONTINUED SUPPORT TO THE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM AND ITS GOVERNING RULES AS SET FORTH IN R.A. 7875, AS AMENDED BY R.A. 9241, AND ITS REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS.
Authored by: Kag. Cesar G. Campos
Sponsored by: MASS MOTION
BE IT ORDAINED by the Sangguniang Bayan of Maribojoc in session assembled.:
SECTION 1: Title:- An ordinance adopting of an/or continued support to the National Health Insurance Program and its governing rules as set forth in R.A. 7875;
SECTION 2: Authority and Purpose.- As provided for in Article II, section 15 of the Philippine Constitution, it states that the “State shall protect and promote the right to Health of the people and to instill the health consciousness among them, and Article XIII, section II further states that the state shall adopt an integrated and comprehensive approach to health development which shall endeavor to make essential goods, health and other social services available to all people of affordable cost. There shall be priority for the needs of the underprivileged sick, elderly, disabled, women and children shall be recognized.
SECTION 3: Scope of Application.- This ordinance shall be adopted by the Municipality of Maribojoc, Bohol in the implementation of the National Health Insurance Program.
SECTION 4: Undertakings of the Municipality of Maribojoc, Bohol
4.1 Adoption of and/or continued support to the National Health
Insurance Program and its governing rules as set forth in R.A. 7875 as
amended by R.A. 9241 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. Such support shall included active advocacy for NHIP participation by private and non-government organizations within its territorial jurisdictions, mandating compliance to NHIP rules by entities required to obtain LGU permits/licenses, and the setting-up of revolving funds for medicines in owned or managed hospitals. As may be warranted under existing rules/guidelines or similar future arrangement and / or NHIP issuances;
4.2 Grant of authority to the Municipal Mayor to enter into an Agreement and /or interpose favorable modifications, revisions and/or amendments thereto;
4.3 Continuous allocation of funds as the LGU’s counterpart subsidy for qualified beneficiaries within its jurisdiction, as evidenced by a Certificate of Availability of Funds.
SECTION 5: Enforcement Agency.- The Municipal Health Office, Sangguniang Bayan, and Municipal Treasurer’s Office are hereby mandated to strictly enforce this ordinance.
SECTION 6: Repealing Clause.- Any ordinance found inconsistent with this ordinance is hereby modified or repealed.
SECTION 7: Separability Clause.- Any part of this ordinance that is declared null and void shall not have any effect on the entirety of this ordinance.
SECTION 8: Effectivity Clause. – This ordinance shall take effect after furnishing a copy of this ordinance to the President of the Philippines, Her Excellency Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Francisco Duque-III, M.D., M.Sc. and the Honorable Provincial Governor Erico B. Aumentado for their information and the approval of the application for accreditation of the Rural Health Unit of the Municipality of Maribojoc to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.
Approved: May 20, 2005
I HEREBY CERTIFY TO THE CORRECTNESS OF THE ABOVE QUOTED ORDINANCE:
PHILIP R. MEDEQUISO
Municipal Vice Mayor
ERLINDA V. CASTILLON
Acting Secretary to the Sanggunian
ENGR. GABINO C. REDULLA
Date signed: May 24, 2005