Singapore's healthcare regulatory framework consists mainly of 2 parties; the regulator (comprising MOH along with its statutory boards) and the regulated (comprising public and private providers).
All Healthcare facilities such as hospitals, medical centers, community health centers, nursing homes, clinics (including dental clinics), and clinical laboratories (including x-ray laboratories) are required to apply for licence under the Private Hospitals & Medical Clinics (PHMC) Act/Regulations. All Healthcare facilities are also required to maintain a good standard of medical / clinical services under PHMC Act/Regulations.
For more information on the licensing requirements, please visit our electronic Licence Application (eLA) application website. The eLA is an online application system for the healthcare institutions to apply for the PHMC licence applications. The website contains all information on the PHMC guidelines/ directives, and licensing terms and conditions, and important announcements that the Ministry disseminates to all healthcare institutions for compliance.
Healthcare professionals are self-regulated by the relevant professional bodies listed below.
In addition, health related products such as medicines, medical devices, supplements, etc are regulated by the Health Sciences Authority.