Alliance member CapacityPlus provides technical assistance to Dominican Republic for Law on Health Worker Careers
Recently, the Dominican Republic House of Representatives approved a bill for health worker careers, which had previously been approved by the Senate, making it a law. Alliance member, CapacityPlus has been instrumental in providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Public Health for this process and helping strengthen the human resources management systems needed for the health workforce to perform effectively.
The Health Career Law is a legal, technical, and administrative framework that details the employment relationship between the government and health workers and classifies and ranks the salary and wage structure and job functions. The law balances the professional needs and requirements of health workers with the population’s right to health care and the responsibility of health institutions to realize this right.
With this new law - to be formally adopted by the Executive Office in August 2012 - the Dominican Republic is equipped to make significant progress towards improved HRH management and health service delivery.