—(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), no person who is or has been involved in the administration or enforcement of this Act shall disclose any information relating to any health product that he knows or ought reasonably to know to be confidential information.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) shall prevent any person from disclosing any information within his knowledge concerning any health product where such disclosure is made —
with the permission of the person from whom the information was obtained;
for the purpose of the administration or enforcement of this Act;
for the purpose of assisting any public officer or officer of any other statutory board in the investigation or prosecution of any offence under any written law;
for such other prescribed purpose; or
in compliance with the requirement of any court or the provisions of any written law.
(3) For the purpose of this section, the reference to a person disclosing or making use of any information includes his permitting any other person to have any access to any record, document or other thing which is in his possession or under his control by virtue of his being or having been involved in the administration or enforcement of this Act.
—(1) Any notice, order or document required or authorised by this Act to be served on any person, and any summons issued by a court against any person in connection with any offence under this Act may be served on the person —
by delivering it to the person or to some adult member or employee of his family or household at his last known place of residence;
by leaving it at his usual or last known place of residence or business in an envelope addressed to the person;
by sending it by pre-paid registered post addressed to the person at his usual or last known place of residence or business; or
in the case of an incorporated company, a partnership or a body of persons —
by delivering it to the secretary or other like officer of the company, partnership or body of persons at its registered office or principal place of business; or
by sending it by pre-paid registered post addressed to the company, partnership or body of persons at its registered office or principal place of business.
(2) Any notice, order, document or summons sent by pre-paid registered post to any person in accordance with subsection (1)(c) or (d)(ii) shall be deemed to be duly served on the person at the time when the notice, order, document or summons, as the case may be, would in the ordinary course of post be delivered and, in proving service of the notice, order, document or summons, it shall be sufficient to prove that the envelope containing the same was properly addressed, stamped and posted by pre-paid registered post.
—(1) All notices, orders and other documents which an enforcement officer is empowered to give by this Act may be in such form and manner as the Chief Executive may determine, and may be given by any enforcement officer.
(2) Where any such notice, order or document requires authentication —
the signature of the Chief Executive or an enforcement officer; or
an official facsimile of such signature,
appended thereto shall be sufficient authentication.
—(1) No misnomer or inaccurate description of any person, premises, conveyance or any other thing named or described in any notice, order or document prepared, issued or served under or for the purposes of this Act shall in any way affect the operation of this Act as respects that person, premises, conveyance or thing if that person, premises, conveyance or thing is so designated or described in the notice, order or document as to be identifiable.
(2) No proceedings taken under or by virtue of this Act shall be invalid for want of form.
—(1) Subject to any general or special direction of the Minister, the Authority may, by order published in the Gazette, exempt any person or class of persons or any health product or class of health products from any or all of the provisions of this Act.
(2) In granting an exemption under subsection (1), the Authority may impose such conditions as it thinks fit.
(3) An exemption granted under this section may be revoked at any time.
—(1) The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, by regulations prescribe the fees that are payable under and for the purposes of this Act and the time at which and the manner in which any such fee is to be paid.
(2) All fees collected under this Act shall be paid into the funds of the Authority.
—(1) The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations for or with respect to any or all of the matters set out in the Second Schedule, and provide in such regulations that a contravention thereof shall be an offence punishable with penalties not exceeding a fine of $20,000 or imprisonment for a term of 12 months or both.
(3) Regulations made under this section in relation to the supply or use of health products shall not affect the supply or use of health products for veterinary purposes.
(4) Where any regulation expressly states that it is made pursuant to paragraph 1(l) of the Second Schedule to implement any specified international agreement to which Singapore is a party, that regulation shall have effect notwithstanding any rule of law to the contrary.
(5) All regulations made under this section shall be presented to Parliament as soon as possible after publication in the Gazette.