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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

Nov 2015 // read more
Medicine, Law, Professional Regulation and Ethics - Part 2
Dr Peter Loke , Dr T Thirumoorthy
ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM Medical practice is probabilistic; it is an imperfect science, based on complex, vast yet evolving knowledge carried out in teams, and subject to communication lapses and individual biases. Each patient is also unique. Laws, regulations and practice guidelines cannot ...
Category: Medical Ethics , Medical Practice , Professionalism
Topic: Regulation