MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Executive Chairman of the Professional Regulation Commission, Teofilo Pilando Jr. stated that the PRC is aiming to allow licensure exam participants and personnel to produce their immunization cards in lieu of a swab test or quarantine requirement.
This year, the PRC has scheduled 92 licensure examinations.
Pilando stated that the PRC has been in contact with the Department of Health and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in order to revise its joint administrative order that governs examinees and exam personnel.
If an examinee or exam personnel has a history of travel and exposure or contact with a probable or proven case, they must obtain a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction test three to five days before the exam date.
According to Pilando, the PRC advised that immunization cards be presented in place of these restrictions.