PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 649 - AN
ACT PROVIDING FOR REVISED SALARY ALLOCATIONS AND AUTOMATIC SALARY
INCREASES FOR NURSES IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE
|Section 1. This
Act may be cited as the "Government Nurse Salary Act."
Sec. 2. Any provision of existing of law to the contrary notwithstanding, the minimum and maximum rates of annual salaries for nurses in the National Government service and local and provincial government service depending on the availability of funds as hereby classified shall be as follows:
Position Salary Range
1. Chief Nurse and Superintendent
of Nursing School or Chief Nurse,
P.H.N. Section P3,300.00 – 3,720.00
2. Chief Nurse or Principal or Assistant
Chief Nurse, P.H.N. 2,940.00 – 3,300.00
3. Assistant Chief Nurse, Assistant
Principal, Dietician, Operating Room
Supervisor and Nurse Supervisors in
P.H.N. Section 2,580.00 – 2,940.00
4. Ward Supervisors, Nurse-Instructors
and Nurse Supervisors in P.H.N. 2,280.00 – 2,580.00
5. Head Nurse or Chief Nurse of
hospitals of 40 beds or less 2,040.00 – 2,280.00
6. General Duty Nurse or Staff
Nurse in Institutional or Public
Health Nursing 1,680.00 – 2,040.00
Sec. 3. The Secretary of Health or heads of other departments of the Government which employ nurses shall allow, free of charge, quarters and subsistence to all of nurses who are employed in institutions or hospitals who shall work not exceeding forty-eight hours a week: Provided, That Government nurses assigned to Public Health Nursing shall be entitled to an additional compensation of fifty pesos to sixty pesos a month in lieu of quarters, subsistence, and laundry allowance.
Sec. 4. A nurse with professional qualifications higher than the standards required for the position to which she is appointed shall be given a higher rate of entrance salary than a nurse who merely meets the standards, provided she has passed the Board Examination for Nurses and possesses the necessary civil service eligibility.
Sec. 5. The scale of salaries hereinabove provided shall become effective when the Secretary of Finance and the Auditor General shall have certified to the President that there exist available funds in the National Treasury in excess of the sums appropriated in the general appropriations law sufficient to cover the increase in salaries herein authorized.
Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 15, 1951