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Jun 2018 // read more
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SMC DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
Christopher Chong
With the recent publicity of a number of disciplinary cases against doctors before the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), it is an opportune time to revisit this issue and consider how medical practitioners can best handle such complaints. In order to understand how to deal with SMC complaints, we ...
Category: Medical Ethics , Medical Practice , Professionalism , Health Law
Topic: Communication , Conduct , Regulation

Apr 2018 // read more
AN OVERVIEW OF SINGAPORE’S LEGAL SYSTEM
Kuah Boon Theng , Jo-Ann Heng Hui Lyn
Sources of law Under the Singapore legal system, there are two main sources of law – common law and statutory law. Common law, or judge-made law, can be discerned from judicial decisions or legal precedents, while our codified (statutory) laws are the product of the legislative process. ...
Category: Health Law
Topic: Regulation

Feb 2017 // read more
Why There is a National Need for Trained Medical Expert Witness
Dr T Thirumoorthy
The evidence in a medical expert report and the testimony offered by a medical expert witness is often a critical component in arriving at an equitable, timely and fair decision in any medical dispute. This is applicable in the courts of law, especially for medical negligence cases, medical discipli...
Category: Health Law
Topic: Medical Expert