New Classification of General Hospitals in the Philippines Based on Functional Capacity – Effective August 18, 2012

New Classification of General Hospitals in the Philippines Based on Functional Capacity,  Effective August 18, 2012 (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3)

Based on Administrative Order No. 2012-0012 (http://www.scribd.com/doc/168804697/Rules-and-Regulations-Governing-the-New-Classification-of-Hospitals-and-Other-Health-Facilities-in-the-Philippines-Effective-August-18-2012)

Rules and Regulations .Governing the New Classification of Hospitals and Other Health Facilities in the Philippines (Effective: August 18, 2012)

Level l

A Level I hospital shall have as minimum the services stipulated under Rule V. B. 1. b. 1. of this Order, including, but not limited to, the following:

1. A staff of qualified medical, allied medical and administrative personnel headed by a physician duly licensed by PRC;

2. Bed space for its authorized bed capacity in accordance with DOH Guidelines in the Planning and Design of Hospitals;

3. An operating room with standard equipment and provision for sterilization of equipment and supplies in accordance with:

a. DOH Reference Plan in the Planning and Design of an Operating Room/Theater (Annex A);

b. DOH Guidelines on Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Reusable Medical Devices in Hospital Facilities in the Philippines (Annex B);

4. A post-operative recovery room;

5. Maternity facilities, consisting of ward(s), room(s),a delivery room, exclusively for maternity patients and newborns;

6. Isolation facilities with proper procedures for the care and control of infectious and communicable diseases as well as for the prevention of cross infections;

7. A separate dental section/clinic;

8. Provision for blood station;

9. A DOH licensed secondary clinical laboratory with the services of a consulting pathologist; •

10. A DOH licensed level 1 imaging facility with the services of a consulting radiologist;

11.A DOH licensed pharmacy.

Level2

A Level 2 hospital shall have as minimum, all of Level l capacity, including, but not limited to, the following:

1. An organized staff of qualified and. competent personnel with Chief of Hospital/Medical Director and appropriate board certified Clinical Department Heads;

2. Departmentalized and equipped with the service capabilities needed to support board certified/eligible medical specialists and other licensed physicians rendering services in the specialties of Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery; their subspecialties and ancillary services;

3. Provision for general ICU for critically ill patients.

4. Provision for NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

5. Provision for HRPU (High Risk Pregnancy Unit)

6.. Provision for respiratory therapy services;

7. A DOH licensed tertiary clinical laboratory;

8. A DOH licensed level 2 imaging facility with mobile x-ray inside the institution and with capability for contrast examinations.

Level3

A Level 3 hospital shall have as minimum, all of Level 2 capacity, including, but not limited to, the following:

1. Teaching and/or training hospital with accredited residency training program for physicians in the four (4) major specialties namely: Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Surgery;

2. Provision for physical medicine and rehabilitation unit;

3. Provision for ambulatory surgical clinic;

4. Provision for dialysis facility;

5. Provision for blood bank;

6. A DOH licensed tertiary clinical laboratory with standard equipment/reagents/supplies necessary for the performance of histopathology examinations;

7. A DOH licensed level 3 imaging facility with interventional radiology.

Checklist to determine level of hospital based functional capacity.

Level 1 Requirements
1. A staff of qualified medical, allied medical and administrative personnel headed by a physician duly licensed by PRC;
2. Bed space for its authorized bed capacity in accordance with DOH Guidelines in the Planning and Design of Hospitals;
3. An operating room with standard equipment and provision for sterilization of equipment and supplies in accordance with:
a. DOH Reference Plan in the Planning and Design of an Operating Room/Theater (Annex A);
b. DOH Guidelines on Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Reusable Medical Devices in Hospital Facilities in the Philippines (Annex B);
4. A post-operative recovery room;
5. Maternity facilities, consisting of ward(s), room(s),a delivery room, exclusively for maternity patients and newborns;
6. Isolation facilities with proper procedures for the care and control of infectious and communicable diseases as well as for the prevention of cross infections;
7. A separate dental section/clinic;
8. Provision for blood station;
9. A DOH licensed secondary clinical laboratory with the services of a consulting pathologist; •
10. A DOH licensed level 1 imaging facility with the services of a consulting radiologist;
11.A DOH licensed pharmacy.
Level 2 Requirements (on top of Level 1 Requirements)
1. An organized staff of qualified and. competent personnel with Chief of Hospital/Medical Director and appropriate board certified Clinical Department Heads;
2. Departmentalized and equipped with the service capabilities needed to support board certified/eligible medical specialists and other licensed physicians rendering services in the specialties of Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery; their subspecialties and ancillary services;
3. Provision for general ICU for critically ill patients.
4. Provision for NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
5. Provision for HRPU (High Risk Pregnancy Unit)
6.. Provision for respiratory therapy services;
7. A DOH licensed tertiary clinical laboratory;
8. A DOH licensed level 2 imaging facility with mobile x-ray inside the institution and with capability for contrast examinations.
Level 3 Requirements (on top of Level 1 and Level 2 Requirements)
1. Teaching and/or training hospital with accredited residency training program for physicians in the four (4) major specialties namely: Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Surgery;
2. Provision for physical medicine and rehabilitation unit;
3. Provision for ambulatory surgical clinic;
4. Provision for dialysis facility;
5. Provision for blood bank;
6. A DOH licensed tertiary clinical laboratory with standard equipment/reagents/supplies necessary for the performance of histopathology examinations;
7. A DOH licensed level 3 imaging facility with interventional radiology.
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