Department of Health encourages Attendance to the Certifying Courses

Department of Health encourages Attendance to the Certifying Courses

This is to inform your office that the 3lst Integrated Orientation and Updates to Republic Act No. 9709 and Category A Newborn Hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course will be hosted by the Philippine National Ear Institute (PNEI) on December 16, 2018 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) at Buenafe Auditorium, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines – Manila. The orientation and updates to the said law are the lecture portion of the Category A Newbom Hearing Screening Personnel Certifying Course and is also a pre-requisite for non-screener or manager staff members of Hearing Centers such as Speech Therapists, Cochlear Implant Programmers, Development Pediatricians, Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Coordinators, and ENT Implant Surgeons. In this regard, the Department of Health through Public Health Services Team hereby enjoin you to support and participate in the said activity. The reqrrirements, registration fees, program of activities and other details are attached herewith for your guidance. For inquiries or clarifications, Ms. Kristian Paula A. Santos of NHSRC will coordinate with -you through contact numbers: (02) 513-9561 or A9173241069 and e-mail:...
Philhealth Support to Implementation of the Newborn Hearing Screening Program

Philhealth Support to Implementation of the Newborn Hearing Screening Program

To ensure that all newborns have access to newborn hearing screening as provided by the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Act of 2009 (R.A. 97091), the Department of Health (DOH) implements the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program through training, certification and quality assurance of newborn hearing screening centers and management of a registry. The use of Registry Cards to enroll newborns in the database was put into effect in Metro Manila starting May 1, 2016. Newborn Hearing Screening Test is a component of PhilHealth’s Newborn Care Package (NCP). As such, PhilHealth intends to use these Registry Cards as means of verification for NCP claims. In preparation for nationwide implementation, all accredited health care institutions (HCIs) that are providing newborn hearing screening test should coordinate with DOH Regional Offices for training and certification. Whereas, HCIs that are outsourcing this service shall make referral arrangement with DOH Certified Newborn Hearing Screening Centers. For inquiries on training, certification and procurement of Newborn Hearing Screening Registry Cards, kindly contact the the following: Newborn Hearing Screening Reference Telefax: (02) 526-4349 Cellphone: 0923-6786041 Department of Health Children’s Health Development Division – Disease Prevention and Control Bureau Telephone numbers: (02) 732-9956 (02) 651-7800 loc. 1730.   The list of Certified Newborn Hearing Screening Centers is posted on the website of Newborn Hearing Screening Program (www.newbornhearingscreening.ph).   To download a copy of the advisory, please fill in the details below: Your Name (required) Your Email...

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