Acts concerning diseases and other medical conditions
- Infectious Diseases Act
The Infectious Diseases Act (IDA) is the principle legislation for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in Singapore. It was enacted in 1976 and is jointly administered by the Ministry of Health and the National Environment Agency (NEA).
The IDA empowers the Director of Medical Services, MOH and the Director-General of Public Health, NEA to implement measures necessary to control outbreaks in Singapore and prevent the introduction of infectious diseases into the country.
Infectious Diseases Guidelines
The National Registry of Diseases Act
The National Registry of Diseases Act was passed to establish the National Registry of Diseases and to provide for the compilation of information on the incidence of certain diseases for use as a basis for the direction of programmes for disease prevention and control, and for purposes connected therewith.
Acts concerning medical practices and research
- Advance Medical Directive Act
The Advance Medical Directive (AMD) Act allows Singaporeans to make an Advance Medical Directive (AMD). An AMD is a legal document that you sign in advance to inform the doctor treating you (in the event you become terminally ill and unconscious) that you do not want any extraordinary life-sustaining treatment used to prolong your life. Making an AMD is a voluntary decision. It is entirely up to you whether you wish to make an AMD.
- Human Cloning and Other Prohibited Practices Act
The Human Cloning and Other Prohibited Practices Act, bans reproductive human cloning research activities in Singapore. The Acts also prevents collaboration with overseas parties in unethical human cloning research activities, repugnant experimentations, and the commercial trading of eggs, sperm or embryos.
- Human Organ Transplant Act
The Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA) allows for the kidneys, heart, liver and corneas to be removed in the event of death from any cause for the purpose of transplantation.
Licensing Terms and Conditions (LTCs), Directives and Guidelines, issued under the PHMCA
Guidelines on Termination of Pregnancy (119KB)
Guidelines on Sexual Sterilisation (24KB)
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