DPD RI Supports the Revision of Act No. 38 Year 2014 on Nursing


DPD RI’s support against the evaluation conducted by the National Nurses Association of Indonesia (PPNI) on the implementation of Act No. 38 Year 2014 on Nursing, visible from the commitment of Committee III to immediately finish the shortcomings or problems of Act No. 38 Year 2014 in 2018 by forming a working team, creating schedules and stages of work.

"DPD RI needs to form a Working Team to oversee the proposal of DPD RI to the Government related to the implementation of Act No. 38 Year 2014 on Nursing ", said Muh. Syibli Sahabuddin, Senator of West Sulawesi in the middle of the Hearing Meeting held by Committee III in Committee III Meeting Room, Parliament Complex Senayan, Jakarta (5/9/2017). The Public Hearing led by Fahira Idris also presented Harif Fadhilah, Chairman of PPNI.

Lalu Suhaimi Ismy, Senator of NTB said that the Formation of Working Team is a concrete attitude of Committee III. In addition, Novita Anakotta, Senator of Maluku said that input from PPNI is needed as the organization of National Nurses related to any regulation which is still considered less and needed by nursing profession.

Harif in his presentation said that Act No. 38 Year 2014 regulates the nursing system in Indonesia which includes education, services and professions with the aim of improving the quality of nursing, nursing services, providing protection and legal certainty to nurses and clients, and improving public health. However, Hanif considered that the law has so far been overlooked or noticed by the government, it can be seen from the considerations made by the government in various health legislation laws, even those governing nursing often excluding the Act as one of the legal basis. As if the Act is only owned by PPNI and Nurse.

PPNI proposed DPD RI to urge the government (President and Ministers) to: Immediately implement the Nursing Law by issuing regulations of Act No. 38 Year 2014 on Nursing; prioritize the appointment of honorarium nurses who have long served in government-owned service institutions, and do not open opportunities for nurses to be hired as volunteers; close the nursing education that is clearly not qualified; provide professional nurse allowance based on work nature, workload, high work risk regardless of nurse employee status; oversee and sanction the private sector that provides unauthorized pay / wages to nurses; establish a fair and reasonable policy of providing incentives / rewards for services in accordance with the workload of JKN and BPJS systems and incorporating nursing services under the JKN scheme; open up new nursing jobs, village nursing programs and several ministries. (nis)

05 September 2017