REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5211 - AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
1. The 3rd paragraph of Section 1 of Republic Act No.
3814, is hereby amended to read as follows: |
"The Bureau shall have the following Divisions: Administrative Division; Research, Standards and Statistics Division; Rural Dental Health Division; Industrial Dental Health Division; Sanitaria, Hospital, Puericulture and Charity Center Dental Health Division; Private Schools Dental Health Division; and such other Divisions as may be deemed necessary in the interest of public health dentistry."
Sec. 2. Section Two (a) of Republic Act Numbered Three thousand eight hundred and fourteen is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 2 (a). The coordination, control and supervision of all dental health services in the government including those under the Department of Health, except those of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and dental infirmaries for the training of dental students in dental schools and dental colleges and those under the Department of Education."
Sec. 3. Sec. 3 of Republic Act Numbered Three thousand eight hundred and fourteen is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 3. To carry out the provisions of this Act, all dental health and activities of the regional health offices of the Department of Health, including those in hospitals, sanitaria and other units under the Department of Health, together with all dental health personnel, their salary items, equipment and appropriations, except those specifically excluded in Section two (a) hereof, are hereby placed under the supervision, integration, control and coordination of the Bureau of Dental Health Services: Provided, That in the case of hospitals and sanitaria under the Department of Health, the Bureau of Dental Health Services shall exercise only technical supervision over the dental services in those institutions, while the administrative control and supervision over the dental personnel thereof shall be exercised by the chiefs of the said institutions. The financing of these various dental activities as well as the salary items and the appointments of all their personnel, shall continue as heretofore, and the President of the Philippines is hereby authorized to effect the transfer of such dental health activities in the various agencies of the government as have not as yet been transferred to the Bureau of Dental Health Services, with the corresponding items and personnel, equipment and appropriations, upon the approval of this Act."
Sec. 4. The following classification and salary allocation of certain key positions provided for the Bureau of Dental Health Services are hereby established, the rules and regulations pursuant to the Classification and Pay Plan of the Wage and Positions Classification Office (WAPCO) to the contrary notwithstanding:
Class Salary Range
Dental Health Adviser R-54
Chief of Dental Division R-53
Chief of Dental Section R-51
Regional Dental Officer R-49
Supervising Dentist R-47
Provincial Dental Officer R-45
Senior Dentist R-42
Dentist I R-40
Provided, That the salary range of each of the above-enumerated positions shall be subject to such classification and salary range allocation as may be necessary when the provisions of Republic Act No. 4657 increasing, among others, the minimum annual compensation of Dentists employed by the government of full time basis shall have been implemented.
Sec. 5. The sum of seventy thousand pesos is hereby authorized to be appropriated out of any funds in the national treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry out the purpose of this Act, including the salary of such personnel as may be authorized by the President of the Philippines until their items are incorporated in the General Appropriations Acts.
Sec. 6. All laws, administrative orders, executive orders, regulations or parts thereof, inconsistent with any of the provisions of this Act, are hereby repeated or otherwise amended accordingly.
Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted into law without executive signature on June 15, 1968.