ASEAN Healthcare Services

ASEAN MRA ON MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS


BRUNEI DARUSALAM
CAMBODIA
INDONESIA
LAO PDR
MALAYSIA
MYANMAR
PHILIPPINES
SINGAPORE
THAILAND
VIETNAM

Name of PMRA : Professional Regulation Commission
Address         : Ground Floor, PICC Delegation Building,
  PICC Complex, Roxas Boulevard, 
  Manila, Philippines 1307
Phone Number : (+632) 810-8415
Facsimile         : 
Contact Person               : Mr. Lord Louis P. Valera
Website                           : www.prc.gov.ph

General Information

Republic Act No. 2382, otherwise known as "THE MEDICAL ACT OF 1959" under Article III Licensure Examination and Registration states:

Section 12. Limited practice without any certificate of registration. Certificates of registration shall not be required of the following persons:

(a) Physicians and surgeons from other countries called in consultation only and exclusively in specific and definite cases, or those attached to international bodies or organization assigned to perform certain definite work in the Philippines provided they shall limit their practice to the specific work assigned to them and provided further they shall secure a previous authorization from the Board of Medical Examiners.

(b) Commissioned medical officers of the United States armed forces stationed in the Philippines while rendering service as such only for the members of the said armed forces and within the limit of their own respective territorial jurisdiction.

(c) Foreign physicians employed as exchange professors in special branches of medicine or surgery whose service may in the discretion of the Board of Medical Education, be necessary.

(d) Medical students who have completed the first four years of medical course, graduates of medicine and registered nurses who may be given limited and special authorization by the Secretary of Health to render medical services during epidemics or national emergencies whenever the services of duly registered physicians are not available. Such authorization shall automatically cease when the epidemic or national emergency is declared terminated by the Secretary of Health.

Document Required

Refer to the attached procedures

Processing Time

Refer to the attached procedures

Application Fee

Refer to the attached procedures

General Information

Republic Act No. 2382, otherwise known as "THE MEDICAL ACT OF 1959" under Article III Licensure Examination and Registration states:

Section 12. Limited practice without any certificate of registration. Certificates of registration shall not be required of the following persons:

(a) Physicians and surgeons from other countries called in consultation only and exclusively in specific and definite cases, or those attached to international bodies or organization assigned to perform certain definite work in the Philippines provided they shall limit their practice to the specific work assigned to them and provided further they shall secure a previous authorization from the Board of Medical Examiners.

(b) Commissioned medical officers of the United States armed forces stationed in the Philippines while rendering service as such only for the members of the said armed forces and within the limit of their own respective territorial jurisdiction.

(c) Foreign physicians employed as exchange professors in special branches of medicine or surgery whose service may in the discretion of the Board of Medical Education, be necessary.

(d) Medical students who have completed the first four years of medical course, graduates of medicine and registered nurses who may be given limited and special authorization by the Secretary of Health to render medical services during epidemics or national emergencies whenever the services of duly registered physicians are not available. Such authorization shall automatically cease when the epidemic or national emergency is declared terminated by the Secretary of Health.  

Document Required

Refer to the attached procedures

Processing Time

Refer to the attached procedures

Application Fee

Refer to the attached procedures

Document Required

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General Information

Republic Act No. 2382, otherwise known as "THE MEDICAL ACT OF 1959" under Article III Licensure Examination and Registration states:

Section 12. Limited practice without any certificate of registration. Certificates of registration shall not be required of the following persons:

(a) Physicians and surgeons from other countries called in consultation only and exclusively in specific and definite cases, or those attached to international bodies or organization assigned to perform certain definite work in the Philippines provided they shall limit their practice to the specific work assigned to them and provided further they shall secure a previous authorization from the Board of Medical Examiners.

(b) Commissioned medical officers of the United States armed forces stationed in the Philippines while rendering service as such only for the members of the said armed forces and within the limit of their own respective territorial jurisdiction.

(c) Foreign physicians employed as exchange professors in special branches of medicine or surgery whose service may in the discretion of the Board of Medical Education, be necessary.

(d) Medical students who have completed the first four years of medical course, graduates of medicine and registered nurses who may be given limited and special authorization by the Secretary of Health to render medical services during epidemics or national emergencies whenever the services of duly registered physicians are not available. Such authorization shall automatically cease when the epidemic or national emergency is declared terminated by the Secretary of Health.    

Document Required

Refer to the attached procedures

Processing Time

Refer to the attached procedures

Application Fee

Refer to the attached procedures

General Information

Republic Act No. 2382, otherwise known as "THE MEDICAL ACT OF 1959" under Article III Licensure Examination and Registration states:

Section 12. Limited practice without any certificate of registration. Certificates of registration shall not be required of the following persons:

(a) Physicians and surgeons from other countries called in consultation only and exclusively in specific and definite cases, or those attached to international bodies or organization assigned to perform certain definite work in the Philippines provided they shall limit their practice to the specific work assigned to them and provided further they shall secure a previous authorization from the Board of Medical Examiners.

(b) Commissioned medical officers of the United States armed forces stationed in the Philippines while rendering service as such only for the members of the said armed forces and within the limit of their own respective territorial jurisdiction.

(c) Foreign physicians employed as exchange professors in special branches of medicine or surgery whose service may in the discretion of the Board of Medical Education, be necessary.

(d) Medical students who have completed the first four years of medical course, graduates of medicine and registered nurses who may be given limited and special authorization by the Secretary of Health to render medical services during epidemics or national emergencies whenever the services of duly registered physicians are not available. Such authorization shall automatically cease when the epidemic or national emergency is declared terminated by the Secretary of Health.  

Document Required

Refer to the attached procedures

Processing Time

Refer to the attached procedures

Application Fee

Refer to the attached procedures

Republic Act No. 2382, otherwise known as "THE MEDICAL ACT OF 1959" under Article III Licensure Examination and Registration states:

Permanent Registration

Section 9. Candidates for board examination. Candidates for Board examinations shall have the following qualifications:

(1) He shall be a citizen of the Philippines or a citizen of any foreign country who has submitted competent and conclusive documentary evidence, confirmed by the Department of Foreign Affairs, showing that his country's existing laws permit citizens of the Philippines to practice medicine under the same rules and regulations governing citizens thereof;

(2) He shall be of good moral character, showing for this purpose certificate of civil status;

(3) He shall be of sound mind;

(4) He shall not have been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction of any offense involving moral turpitude; and

(5) He shall be a holder of the degree of Doctor of Medicine or its equivalent, conferred by a college of medicine duly recognized by the Department of Education.



Temporary Registration

Section 12. Limited practice without any certificate of registration. Certificates of registration shall not be required of the following persons:

(a) Physicians and surgeons from other countries called in consultation only and exclusively in specific and definite cases, or those attached to international bodies or organization assigned to perform certain definite work in the Philippines provided they shall limit their practice to the specific work assigned to them and provided further they shall secure a previous authorization from the Board of Medical Examiners.

(b) Commissioned medical officers of the United States armed forces stationed in the Philippines while rendering service as such only for the members of the said armed forces and within the limit of their own respective territorial jurisdiction.

(c) Foreign physicians employed as exchange professors in special branches of medicine or surgery whose service may in the discretion of the Board of Medical Education, be necessary.

(d) Medical students who have completed the first four years of medical course, graduates of medicine and registered nurses who may be given limited and special authorization by the Secretary of Health to render medical services during epidemics or national emergencies whenever the services of duly registered physicians are not available. Such authorization shall automatically cease when the epidemic or national emergency is declared terminated by the Secretary of Health.



Permanent Registration

Application for the issuance of Certificate of Registration (COR) and Professional Identification Card (PIC) for registration with examination

Documentary Requirements:

1. A duly accomplished Special Temporary Permit (STP) Application Form (downloaded at the www.prc.gov.ph);

2. A letter or any document signed by and under the official seal of the appropriate official of the foreign state or country requesting the Board Chairperson concerned to allow the foreign applicant to take the licensure examination and that by express provision of the law of the foreign state or country or international treaty, agreement or covenant to which the applicant’s state or country is a signatory, the citizens of the Philippines are allowed to take the licensure examination and to register as a professional in such foreign state or country;

3. An official copy of the foreign law or treaty, agreement or covenant officially translated in the English language, if applicable, by the Philippine Embassy;

4. Original or certified true copy of the transcript of records or equivalent document of the course for the licensure examination issued by the institution of higher learning where the foreign applicant graduated; Provided, that the documents must also be certified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to be equivalent to the pertinent course accredited/recognized in the Philippines;

5. A duly accomplished Application Form for the licensure examination;

6. Any competent proof of citizenship; and

7. Other requirements as may be prescribed under the applicable regulatory law.

Application for the issuance of Certificate of Registration (COR) and Professional Identification Card (PIC) for registration without examination

Documentary Requirements:

1. A duly accomplished STP Application Form (downloaded at the www.prc.gov.ph);

2. A letter or any document signed by and under the official seal of the appropriate official of the foreign state or country requesting the Board Chairperson concerned to allow the foreign applicant to register without examination pursuant to the provisions of the applicable regulatory law, coupled with a declaration/statement that the requirements for the registration and licensing of professionals in such foreign state or country are substantially the same as those provided for under Philippine laws;

3. An official copy of the foreign law or treaty, agreement or covenant as proof of reciprocity, officially translated in the English language, if applicable;

4. Any competent proof of citizenship; and

5. Any official document by the Philippine Embassy showing that the applicant is a registered and licensed professional in such foreign state or country or any equivalent document.



Temporary Registration

Refer to specific categories of Temporary Registration:

Limited Practice

Expert Visit

Education/Training

Research 

Humanitarian Missions



Permanent Registration

Application for the issuance of Certificate of Registration (COR) and Professional Identification Card (PIC) for registration with examination

 

1. The applicant shall submit the application, with all the supporting documents, to the International Affairs Division (IAD) within the prescribed deadline.

 

2. The IAD shall make the initial evaluation of the application documents submitted and shall endorse the pre-evaluated application to the Board concerned within two (2) days from receipt.

 

3. The Board, through a Resolution signed by at least majority of its Members, shall act on the endorsed application within five (5) days from receipt or longer but in no case later than ten (10) days before the date of the examination.

 

4. The Board shall endorse its Resolution to the Commission which shall act thereon within three (3) days from receipt.

 

5. The Resolution approving the application shall be forwarded to the Application Division which shall issue the corresponding Notice of Admission (NOA) to the applicant.

 

Application for the issuance of Certificate of Registration (COR) and Professional Identification Card (PIC) for registration without examination

 

1. The applicant shall submit the application, with all the supporting documents, to the IAD.

 

2. The IAD shall make the initial evaluation of the application documents submitted and shall endorse the pre-evaluated application to the Board concerned within two (2) days from receipt.

 

3. The Board, through a Resolution signed by at least majority of its Members, shall act on the endorsed application within five (5) days from its receipt.

 

4. The Board shall endorse its Resolution to the Commission which shall act thereon within three (3) days from receipt.

 

5. The Resolution approving the application shall be forwarded to the Registration Division which shall issue the corresponding COR and PIC to the applicant.


Temporary Registration

Refer to specific categories of Temporary Registration: 

Limited Practice

Expert Visit

Education/Training

Research

Humanitarian Missions



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