Under the Malasakit Centers Act, medical assistance refers to assistance for out-of-pocket expense in the form of coupon, stub, guaranty letter, promissory note or voucher that has monetary value, given directly to recipients or beneficiaries to be used for the purchase of drugs, medicines, goods or other services prescribed by the physician of a health facility for in- and out-patients. (Sec. 3(e), R.A. No. 11463)
Contrast with financial assistance.