The Republic Act No. 11223, also known as the Universal Health Care Act, mandates the institutionalization of health technology assessment (HTA) as a fair and transparent priority setting mechanism that shall be recommendatory to the DOH and PhilHealth for the development of policies and programs, regulation, and the determination of a range of entitlements such as drugs, medicines, pharmaceutical products, other devices, procedures and services.

Link to RA 11223: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2019/02/20/republic-act-no-11223/

Link to the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 11223: https://www.doh.gov.ph/sites/default/files/health_magazine/UHC-IRR-signed.pdf