Act No. 3297, An Act to fix the salaries of district health officers, and for other purposes
ACT No. 3297
An Act to fix the salaries of district health officers, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:
SECTION 1. Commissioned officers of the Philippine Health Service assigned as district health officers to any province constituting a health district in accordance with the provisions of section nine hundred and seventy-eight of the Administrative Code, shall receive compensation in accordance with the following scale:
(a) For first-class provinces, four thousand five hundred pesos per annum.
(b) For second-class provinces, including the Mountain Province, Zamboanga, Palawan, Davao, Lanao, Cotabato, and Sulu, four thousand pesos per annum.
(c) For third-class provinces, including Agusan, Bukidnon, and Nueva Vizcaya, three thousand six hundred pesos per annum.
(d) For fourth-class provinces, three thousand pesos per annum.
(e) For fifth- and sixth-class provinces, including Batanes, two thousand four hundred pesos per annum: Provided, That no district health officer shall receive a salary exceeding the salary assigned by law to his rank more than twelve hundred pesos per annum.
SEC. 2. One-half of the salary of the district health officers shall be paid out of the general appropriation for the Philippine Health Service and the other half shall be paid out of the health fund of the province concerned: Provided, That in provinces where there is no health fund, said half shall be paid out of the Insular aid to the province.
SEC. 3. No district health officer shall engage in private practice except in the cases and under the conditions provided for in Act Numbered Twenty-nine hundred and thirty-five; but in this case the district health officer shall receive only the salary belonging to his rank.
SEC. 4. District health officers shall be entitled to the number of days of vacation leave and accrued leave due them by virtue of their rank in the Health Service, and their salary while on vacation leave or accrued leave shall be computed in accordance with the salary of their rank or grade, regardless of what other salary they may have received or be receiving in connection with their assignment as district health officer in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
SEC. 5. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
SEC. 6. This Act shall take effect on its approval.
Approved, December 2, 1926.