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RESOURCES


The key resources below aim to help all new and existing healthcare service providers obtain their licence(s) under the Healthcare Services Act (HCSA).

  • If you hold a HCSA licence, you will need to abide by the general HCSA requirements and respective service regulations.
  • If you hold a Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act (PHMCA) licence, you will need to continue abiding by these prevailing regulations.
  • If you hold both PHMCA and HCSA licences, you will need to abide by the requirements from each that pertain to your services.

Click here to see which HCSA Phase(s) your service(s) are in.

Please note that there are proposed amendments to HCSA, and the current regulations may be correspondingly revised in 2023.

Regulatory Requirements for All HCSA Licensees

The resources and regulatory requirements consolidated in Table 1 are applicable to all HCSA Licensees.


Table 1: Resources and regulatory requirements applicable to all HCSA Licensees

Name

Resource

Healthcare Services Act
(HCSA)

 

 

Healthcare Services Act

Code of Practice for Key Office Holders (KOH)

Infographic: Code of Practice for KOHs

Healthcare Services
(Advertisement) Regulations

Healthcare Services (Advertisement) Regulations 2021

Healthcare Services (Advertisement – Exemption) Order 2021

FAQs – Advertisement regulations

Healthcare Services (Appeals) Regulations

Healthcare Services (Appeals) Regulations 2022

Healthcare Services (Fees) Regulations

Healthcare Services (Fees) Regulations 2021

Healthcare Services
(General) Regulations


Healthcare Services (General) Regulations 2021

LCs - Retention period of patient health records

LCs - Immunity against measles/diphtheria for workers in healthcare institutions

FAQs – Healthcare Services (General) Regulations 2021

FAQs - Retention period of patient health records

Service Specific Regulations and Licence Conditions

If you provide/are planning to provide any of the HCSA Phase 1 services below, the respective Regulations, licensing conditions and FAQs will apply to you. 

Table 2: Resources and regulatory requirements applicable to Phase 1 HCSA Licensees

Phase 1 Service

Resource

Emergency Ambulance and
Medical Transport

 

 

Healthcare Services (Emergency Ambulance Service and Medical Transport Service) Regulations 2022

LCs - Emergency Ambulance Services

LCs - Medical Transport Services

FAQs - Healthcare Services (Emergency Ambulance Service and Medical Transport Service) Regulations 2022

Infographic 1 - What I need to do if I intend to offer Emergency Ambulance or Medical Transport

Infographic 2 - Licensing matters for Emergency Ambulance and Medical Transport Services

Blood Banking

 

Healthcare Services (Blood Banking Service) Regulations 2021

FAQs - Healthcare Services (Blood Banking Service) Regulations 2021

Cord Blood Banking

Healthcare Services (Cord Blood Banking Service) Regulations 2021

FAQs - Healthcare Services (Cord Blood Banking Service) Regulations 2021

Clinical Laboratory Services

 

Healthcare Services (Clinical Laboratory Service and Radiological Service) Regulations 2021

LCs - Clinical Laboratory Services

FAQs - Clinical Laboratory Services

LCs for specified services and specified tests

LCs - Transfusion Medicine

LCs - Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing

LCs - Acid-Fast Bacilli (Smear) Testing

LCs - Glycated Haemoglobin (Haemoglobin A1c) Testing

LCs - Malaria Parasite Testing

LCs - SARS-CoV-2 Testing for COVID-19

LCs - Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening

Radiological Services

 

Healthcare Services (Clinical Laboratory Service and Radiological Service) Regulations 2021

FAQs - Radiological Services

Nuclear Medicine Assay and
Nuclear Medicine Imaging

 

Healthcare Services (Nuclear Medicine Assay Service and Nuclear Medicine Imaging Service) Regulations 2021

FAQs - Healthcare Services (Nuclear Medicine Assay Service and Nuclear Medicine Imaging Service) Regulations 2021

HCSA Amendments and Service Specific Consultation ResourcesPlease find the materials for the respective consultation sessions below. Do note that the resources available in Table 3 are for consultation purposes. Licensees will be informed of any changes to the requirements when finalised.

Table 3: Consultation materials for the proposed HCSA amendments and service requirements.

Name

Resource

Proposed Healthcare Services Act (HCSA) Amendments

HCSA Amendments press release 
(as of 12 Oct)

HCSA Amendments Consultation Material 
(as of 13 Oct)

*NEW*: Summary of Proposed Amendments to HCSA Infographic
(as of 11 Nov)

 Supplementary Information to HCSA
 Overview of HCSA and General RegulationsOverview on HCSA and General Regulations 
(as of 18 Oct)
 Dental Service Consultation Materials
 Dental ServiceStakeholder Consultation for Dental Service under the Healthcare Services Act (HCSA) - Dental Service Regulations 
(as of 7 Nov)
Summary of Proposed Dental Service Requirements Infographic
(as of 22 Nov)
 Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA For Dental ClinicsTransitioning from PHMCA to HCSA 
(as of 7 Nov)
 Medical Service Consultation Materials
 Medical ServiceStakeholder Consultation for Medical Service under the Healthcare Services Act (HCSA) - Medical Service Regulations 
(as of 7 Nov)
Summary of Proposed Medical Service Requirements Infographic
(as of 22 Nov)
Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA for Medical ClinicsTransitioning from PHMCA to HCSA 
(as of 12 Nov)
Emergency Ambulance and Medical Transport Service Consultation Materials 
Amendments to Emergency Ambulance and Medical Transport Service*NEW*: Stakeholder Consultation for Amendments to Emergency Ambulance and Medical Transport Services under the Healthcare Services Act (HCSA) – Emergency Ambulance and Medical Transport Service Regulations
(as of 12 Dec)
Acute Hospital Service Consultation Materials
Acute Hospital Service*NEW*: Stakeholder Consultation for Acute Hospital Service under the Healthcare Services Act (HCSA) – Acute Hospital Service Regulations
(as of 9 Dec)
Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA For Acute Hospitals*NEW*: Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA
(as of 9 Dec)

Ambulatory Surgical Centre Service Consultation Materials
Ambulatory Surgical Centre Service*NEW*: Stakeholder Consultation for Ambulatory Surgical Centre Service under the Healthcare Services Act (HCSA) – Ambulatory Surgical Centre Service Regulations
(as of 9 Dec)
Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA For Ambulatory Surgical Centres*NEW*: Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA
(as of 9 Dec)
Community Hospital Service Consultation Materials
Community Hospital Service*NEW*: Stakeholder Consultation for Community Hospital Service under the Healthcare Services Act (HCSA) – Community Hospital Service Regulations
(as of 9 Dec)
Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA For Community Hospitals*NEW*: Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA
(as of 9 Dec)
Outpatient Renal Dialysis Service Consultation Materials
Outpatient Renal Dialysis Service*NEW*: Stakeholder Consultation for Outpatient Renal Dialysis Service under the Healthcare Services Act (HCSA) – Outpatient Renal Dialysis Service Regulations
(as of 9 Dec)
Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA For Outpatient Renal Dialysis Service*NEW*: Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA
(as of 9 Dec)
Assisted Reproduction Service Consultation Materials
Assisted Reproduction*NEW*: Stakeholder Consultation for Assisted Reproduction Service under the Healthcare Services Act (HCSA) – Assisted Reproduction Service Regulations
(as of 9 Dec)
*NEW*: FAQs - Healthcare Services (Assisted Reproduction) Regulations
(as of 9 Dec)
Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA For Licensees providing Assisted Reproduction Service*NEW*: Transitioning from PHMCA to HCSA
(as of 9 Dec)

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