17. Section 14 of the principal Act is amended —
by deleting the words “by notification in the Gazette declare” in subsection (1) and substituting the word “prescribe”;
by deleting subsections (2), (3) and (4) and substituting the following subsections:
“(2) Where personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment is caused to ––
an employee and the injured employee receives medical treatment by a medical practitioner or at an approved hospital for his injury, being medical treatment that is certified by any attending medical practitioner to be necessary; or
an employee referred to in section 2(4) or (4A) and the injured employee receives medical treatment ––
outside Singapore for the accident which occurs outside Singapore; and
which, in the view of the Commissioner, requires immediate medical treatment due to the nature of injury suffered by the employee,
the employer of the employee shall be liable to pay compensation in accordance with paragraph 5 of the Third Schedule for the medical treatment received by the employee.
(3) Any compensation under subsection (2) for medical treatment received by an employee at an approved hospital for personal injury by any accident arising out of and in the course of the employment shall be paid directly to the proprietor of the approved hospital, after deducting any amount previously paid by the employee in relation to the medical treatment; and the proprietor of an approved hospital shall be entitled to recover such compensation (less those deductions) directly from the employer.
(4) Where an employee has paid for the cost of any medical treatment which an employer is liable to pay under subsection (2), the employee shall be entitled to recover such cost from the employer.”; and
by deleting the section heading and substituting the following section heading:
“Compensation for medical treatment”.