Nursing Act of 2002

Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila

Twelfth Congress

Second Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-second day of July, two
thousand two.

Republic Act No. 9173
October 21, 2002

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MORE RESPONSIVE NURSING
PROFESSION, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO.
7164, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE PHILIPPINE NURSING ACT OF
1991" AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in
Congress assembled:

ARTICLE I
Title
Section 1. Title. – This Act shall be known as the "Philippine Nursing Act of 2002."

ARTICLE II
Declaration of Policy
Section 2. Declaration of Policy. – It is hereby declared the policy of the State to
assume responsibility for the protection and improvement of the nursing profession by
instituting measures that will result in relevant nursing education, humane working
conditions, better career prospects and a dignified existence for our nurses.
The State hereby guarantees the delivery of quality basic health services through an
adequate nursing personnel system throughout the country.

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