SECTION 24. Attached Entities.—The Philippine Medical Care Commission and the Dangerous Drugs Board shall be attached to the Department and shall continue to operate and function in accordance with the law creating them, except as otherwise provided in this Code.
SECTION 25. The Philippine Medical Care Commission.—The Philippine Medical Care Commission shall be composed of the Secretary of Health as Chairman, an Undersecretary of Health designated by the Secretary as Vice-Chairman, and the following members: the Administrator of the Social Security System, the President and General Manager of the Government Service Insurance System, the Secretary of Finance, the Secretary of Local Government, the Secretary of Labor and Employment, and four (4) other members representing the beneficiaries, the private employers, the physicians and the hospitals. The four other members shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines for a term of six (6) years.
The ex officio members may designate their representatives who shall exercise the plenary powers of their principals as well as enjoy the benefits available to the latter.
SECTION 26. The Dangerous Drugs Board.—The Dangerous Drugs Board shall be composed of the Secretary of Health, who shall be ex officio chairman, an Undersecretary of Health designated by the Secretary, who shall be ex officio Vice-Chairman, an Executive Director and the following members: the Secretary of Justice or his representative; the Secretary of National Defense or his representative; the Secretary of Education or his representative; the Secretary of Finance or his representative; and the Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development or his representative. The Director of the National Bureau of Investigation shall be the permanent consultant of the Board.