BATAS PAMBANSA Blg. 46
An Act Declaring the Dupax Community Hospital and Health Center and the Potia Community Hospital and Health Center as Field Hospitals of the Major Ferdinand E. Marcos Veterans Regional Hospital by Amending Presidential Decree Numbered Three Hundred and Six
Section 1. Section two of Presidential Decree Numbered Three hundred and six is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 2. The Veterans Hospital shall have a minimum capacity of one hundred beds.1‚wphi1
"The Dupax Community Hospital and Health Center and the Potia Community Hospital and Health Center are hereby declared as field hospitals of the Veterans Hospital and there shall be established other field hospitals in historic sites where units or contingents of the USAFIP, NL were established, or other guerilla outfits bivouacked, or engaged in the resistance movement, depending on the need therefor and the availability of funds to be determined by the Minister of Health or his representative and a representative of the Board of Directors of the USAFIP, NL, Inc.: Provided, however, That one field hospital shall each be established in Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, and in Barrio Panupdupan, Lamut, Ifugao.
"The field hospital shall be directly under the administrative control and supervision of the Director of the Veterans Hospital and shall have at least a twenty-five bed capacity. The staff and employees of the field hospitals shall be appointed by the Minister of Health upon recommendation of the Director of the Veterans Hospital established herein."
Section 2. The amount which will be determined by the Minister of Health in accordance with the priorities of the Ministry on the appropriation of funds for emergency hospitals, will be charged to Project 6.1, KBI No. 6.1.6 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 40 and from Project 1.1., KBI No. 1.1.4 of the 1980 General Appropriations Act
Section 3. All personnel, buildings, equipment and other real and personal properties of the Dupax Community Hospital and Health Center and the Potia Community Hospital and Health Center are hereby transferred to the Major Ferdinand E. Marcos Veterans Regional Hospital.
Section 4. Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to prevent non-veteran patients from being served by the Major Ferdinand E. Marcos Veterans Regional Hospital or any of its field hospitals.
Section 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: December 18, 1979
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