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AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF THE PUERICULTURAL INSTITUTIONS ORGANIZED IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
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. Any organization established for the protection and care of mothers and children in accordance with the provisions of Act Numbered Twenty-nine hundred and eighty-eight shall be exempt from the payment of fees for the registration of its articles of incorporation and by-laws.SEC. 2. Any of the property or funds belonging to puericultural institutions or institutions for the protection and care of mothers and children which have received aid from the Insular Government, shall, upon recommendation of the Public Welfare Commissioner, become municipal, provincial or Insular property or funds in case such organization dissolve or cease to operate for five consecutive years.SEC. 3. Any nurse or midwife who is a graduate of a school of nursing or midwifery operated or recognized by the Government, and is employed by a puericultural institution, with an appointment duly approved by the Public Welfare Commissioner, shall be authorized to practice midwifery in the Philippine Islands while in the service of such puericultural institution, and after one or more years of satisfactory service during which she has shown skill and competency as midwife of such puericultural institution or of a hospital, maternity home or other establishment under the supervision or control of a Bureau or office of the Insular Government, the Board of Medical Examiners, upon recommendation and certificate of competency by the Public Welfare Commissioner or the Director of Health, shall issue a certificate of registration as midwife upon the payment of ten pesos, without necessity of any examination, any existing provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding.SEC. 4. All Acts inconsistent with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed.SEC. 5. This Act shall take effect on its approval.Approved, December 2, 1924.
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