Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Third Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-fourth day of July, two thousand six.
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9420 April 10, 2007
AN ACT CONVERTING TWO HUNDRED (200) BEDS OF THE 2000-BED DR. JOSE N. RODRIGUEZ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND SANITARIUM FOR TERTIARY GENERAL HEALTH CARE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Section 1. Two hundred (200) beds ofthe 2000-bed Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium located in Tala, Caloocan City are hereby converted for tertiary general hospital use.
Sec. 2. The Secretary of Health shall include in the Department's program the operationalization of the two hundred (200) beds of the 2000-bed Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium for tertiary general health care, the initial funding of which shall be charged against the current year's appropriations of the hospital. Thereafter, the funds necessary for its continued operation shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
Sec. 3. Administrative jurisdiction over the hospital is hereby transferred from the Department of Health - Region IV to the Department of Health, National Capital Region.
Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect immediately.
JOSE DE VENECIA, JR.
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on October 13, 2006 and February 5,2007, respectively.
OSCAR G G. YABES
ROBERTO P. NAZARENO
Approved: April 10, 2007
President of the Philippines