All health sciences undergraduate students, all masteral students on hospital administration and all staff of hospitals and other health care facilities in the Philippines must know the most recent rules and regulations of hospitals and other health care facilities of the Philippines Department of Health.
The health sciences undergraduate students and masteral students on hospital administration must know the most recent rules and regulations so that they will have a comprehensive knowledge of the health care system in the Philippines and having such knowledge, will prepare them for involvement in hospital administration and activities in the future in case they decide to do so.
All staff of hospitals and other health care facilities in the Philippines must know the most recent rules and regulations so that they will know the legal requirements and conform; they will know their limits in terms of certified capacity of their hospitals and health care facilities; and they will know how to inform their clients and the public of their limits so as to avoid misunderstanding.
The most recent and still in force is the DOH Administrative Order No. 2012-2012 (promulgated on July 18, 2012; effective on August 18, 2012; transitory period up to December 31, 2017).
See attached DOH documents:
Administrative Order No. 2012 – 0012
Administrative Order 2012-0012A
Administrative Order 2012-0012B
Amendment to Section XIII: Transitory Provisions:
“The moratorium given to ALL GENERAL HOSPITALS including INFIRMARIES to complete all requirements under the new classification of health facilities is hereby extended up to 31 December 2017.”