HB 4900 Prohibits Collection of 'Training Fee' from OJT Nurses

Nursing graduates will soon be allowed to undergo on–the-job training without paying the regular fees being charged by most of the hospitals in the country.

House Bill 4900, authored by Rep. Salvio Fortuno (5th District, Camarines Sur), prohibits private and public administrators from collecting fees from nursing apprentices who will undergo training at their hospitals.

Fortuno said under the bill, the “Pay for Training” scheme being implemented by most of the hospitals in the country will be considered a criminal act punishable by one year imprisonment and a fine of not more than P200,000.

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