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ASEAN MRA ON MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS



Name of PMRA : Professional Regulation Commission, Philippines
Address         : Manila
Phone Number : (+632) 310-2006, 310-1047
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Republic Act No. 2382 otherwise known as "The Medical Act of 1959" under Article III, The Board of Medical Examiners; Registration of Physicians, states:

Section 12. Limited practice without any certificate of registration. Certificates of registration shall not be required of the following persons: 
  1.  Physicians and surgeons from other countries called in consultation only and exclusively in specific and definite cases, or those attached to international bodies or organizations 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.
  2. Commissioned medical officers of the United States Armed Forces stationed in the Philippines while rendering services as such only for the members of the said armed forces and within the limit of their own respective territorial jurisdiction.
  3. Foreign physicians employed as exchange professors in special branches of medicine or surgery whose service may, upon previous authorization of the Board of Medical Examiners. 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 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.

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Republic Act No. 2382 otherwise known as "The Medical Act of 1959" under Article III, The Board of Medical Examiners; Registration of Physicians, states:

Section 8. Prerequisite to the Practice of MedicineNo person shall engage in the practice of medicine in the Philippines unless he is at least twenty-one years of age, has satisfactorily passed the corresponding Board of Examination and is a holder of a valid Certificate of Registration duly issued to him by the Board of Medical Examiners.

Section 9. Candidates for Board Examinations
  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,9 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;
  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;
  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 government; and
  6.  He must have completed a calendar year of technical training known as internship the nature of which shall be prescribed by the Board of Medical Education undertaken in hospitals and health centers approved by the Board.
Republic Act No. 2382 The Medical Act of 1959

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