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BOOK FOUR
OF THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES 
(HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SOCIAL WELFARE)
 
 
Recent enactment's - Republic Act No. 8282 or the "Social Security System Act of 1997," Republic Act No. 8291 or the "Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Act of 1997," Republic Act No. 7699 or the "Limited Portability Scheme," Republic Act No. 7875, or the "National Health Insurance Act of 1995," Republic Act No. 7742, or the "Pag-IBIG Fund," and Republic Act No. 8425," or the "Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act" - have introduced significant changes on the health, safety and social welfare benefits of all workers. Hence, relevant provisions of these laws are included under this Book. 
 
 
TITLE I - MEDICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
 
Chapter I - MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES
 
Articles
 
     156        First Aid Treatment 
     157        Emergency Medical and Dental Service 
     158        When Emergency Hospital not Required 
     159        Health Program 
     160        Qualification of Health Personnel 
     161        Assistance of Employer
 
Chapter II - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
 
Articles
 
     162        Safety and Health Standards 
     163        Research 
     164        Training Programs 
     165        Administration of Safety and Health Laws 
  
 
TITLE II - EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION AND STATE INSURANCE FUND
 
Chapter I - POLICY AND DEFINITIONS
 
Articles
 
     166        Policy 
     167        Definition of Terms
 
Chapter II - COVERAGE AND LIABILITY
 
Articles
 
     168        Compulsory Coverage 
     169        Foreign Employment 
     170        Effective Date of Coverage 
     171        Registration 
     172        Limitation of Liability 
     173        Extent of Liability 
     174        Liability of Third Parties 
     175        Deprivation of Benefits
 
Chapter III - ADMINISTRATION
 
Articles
 
     176        Employees' Compensation Commission 
     177        Powers and Duties 
     178        Management of Funds 
     179        Investment of Funds 
     180        Settlements of Claims 
     181        Review 
     182        Enforcement of Decisions
 
Chapter IV - CONTRIBUTIONS
 
Articles
 
     183        Employers' Contributions 
     184        Government Guarantee
 
Chapter V - MEDICAL BENEFITS
 
Articles
 
     185        Medical Services 
     186        Liability 
     187        Attending Physicians 
     188        Refusal of Examination or Treatment 
     189        Fees and Other Charges 
     190        Rehabilitation Services
 
Chapter VI - DISABILITY BENEFITS
 
Articles
 
     191        Temporary Total Disability 
     192        Permanent Total Disability 
     193        Permanent Partial Disability
 
Chapter VII - DEATH DISABILITY
 
Article
 
     194        Death
 
Chapter VIII - PROVISIONS COMMON TO INCOME BENEFITS
 
Articles
 
     195        Relationship and Dependency 
     196        Delinquent Contributions 
     197        Second Injuries 
     198        Assignment of Benefits 
     199        Earned Benefits 
     200        Safety Devices 
     201        Prescriptive Period 
     202        Erroneous Payment 
     203        Prohibition 
     204        Exemption from Levy, Tax, etc.
 
Chapter IX - RECORDS, REPORTS AND PENAL PROVISIONS
 
Articles
 
     205        Records of Death and Disability 
     206        Notice of Sickness, Injury or Death 
     207        Penal Provisions 
     208        Applicability 
     209        Repeal
 
 
TITLE III - MEDICARE
 
Article 209. Medical Care. (Repealed by Section 57 of Republic Act No. 7875 or the "National Health Insurance Act of 1995.")
 
Section 57 of R.A. No 7875. Repealing Clause.- Executive Order No.119, Presidential Decree No.1519 and other laws currently applying to the administration of Medicare are hereby repealed. All other laws, executive orders, administrative rules and regulations or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are also hereby amended, modified, or repealed accordingly. 
 
 
TITLE IV - ADULT EDUCATION
 
Article 210. Adult Education. - Every employer shall render assistance in the establishment and operation of adult education programs for their workers and education programs for their workers and employees as prescribed by regulations jointly approved by the Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Education, Culture and Sports.

 


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