Board of Medical Technology

History

The Board of Medical Technology was created in 1970 pursuant to Republic Act 5527 also known as the “Philippine Medical Technology Act of 1969.” The law recognized medical technology as a profession and defined the practice of medical technology, subject to the registration and regulation policies of government.

The first Board was composed of Dr. Arturo D. Tolentino, Jr. as Chairman and Mr. Felix E. Asprer and Ms. Azucena S. J. Vizconde as Members. The Board administered the first examination for Medical Technology in September 1970, where only twenty-five percent of the examinees passed.

In order to upgrade the quality of graduates, the Board established mutual relations with the Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology and Hygiene (PASMETH) in developing and updating the course syllabi to improve the performance of schools in the licensure examinations.

Through the years, the Board has ensured that medical technologists are able to perform the responsibility of aiding physicians in the diagnosis, study and treatment of diseases and in the promotion of health in general.

With the impending liberalization of trade in services, the Board actively participates in the Consultative Meetings of PRC regarding the ASEAN Negotiations on Services and Mutual Recognition Agreement. It coordinates with the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) and other CPE providers to improve the professional skills and values systems of professionals and to adopt the latest technological developments in their field.

Today, medical technologists are serving in hospital and free-standing laboratories, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, schools, food and cosmetic industries here and abroad.




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