a. For Medical Specialist II, it is renewable yearly for a maximum of three (3) years. The renewal shall be based on satisfactory performance. Within the period of three (3) years the recipient hospitals shall device measures on how to provide a regular hospital item for possible absorption of the medical specialist after its termination.
b. For Medical Officer III that is being used for replacing LGU physicians it is renewable yearly corresponding to the length of the residency training program of the doctor being replaced. For specialty training, it is renewable yearly corresponding to the specified training program requirements where the trainee is undergoing training.