GOVPH Home Transparency Seal About Service ( ( ( Contact Us ( Us Search …  (HTTP://PITAHC.GOV.PH/) Republic Act No. 8423 Information Resources Downloadables ( ( Facility Resources YOU ARE HERE: HOME (HTTP://PITAHC.GOV.PH) › ABOUT US (HTTP://PITAHC.GOV.PH/… REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8423 AN ACT CREATING THE PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE (PITAHC) TO ACCELERATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE IN THE PHILIPPINES, PROVIDING FOR A TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE DEVELOPMENT FUND AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:: Section 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act (TAMA) of 1997.” ARTICLE I GUIDING PRINCIPLES Section 2. Declaration of Policy. – It is hereby declared the policy of the State to improve the quality and delivery of health care services to the Filipino people through the development of traditional and alternative health care and its integration into the national health care delivery system. It shall also be the policy of the State to seek a legally workable basis by which indigenous societies  would own their knowledge of traditional medicine. When such knowledge is used by outsiders, the indigenous societies can require the permitted users to acknowledge its source and can demand a /

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