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BATAS PAMBANSA Blg. 702

AN ACT PROHIBITING THE DEMAND OF DEPOSITS OR ADVANCE PAYMENTS FOR THE CONFINEMENT OR TREATMENT OF PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CLINICS IN CERTAIN CASES

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any director, manager or any other officer of a hospital or medical clinic to demand any deposit or any other form of advance payment for confinement or treatment in such hospital or medical clinic in emergency or serious cases.

Section 2. Any director, manager or any other officer of a hospital or medical clinic who violates Section 1 of this Act shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand pesos but not more than two thousand pesos or imprisonment for not less than fifteen days but not more than thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment.

Section 3. Any person convicted under this Act shall not be entitled to probation under the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 968, as amended, otherwise known as the Probation Law of 1976.

Section 4. The Ministry of Health shall promulgate the necessary rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Section 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Enacted without executive approval, April 5, 1984.


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