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Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II SINGAPORE NURSING BOARD

Part III REGISTRATION AND ENROLMENT

Part IV OFFENCES

Part V NURSE SPECIALISTS

Part VI MISCELLANEOUS

Part VII TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Nurses and Midwives Act
(CHAPTER 209)

(Original Enactment: Act 46 of 1999)

REVISED EDITION 2000
(30th December 2000)
An Act to establish the Singapore Nursing Board, to provide for the registration and enrolment of nurses and the registration of midwives and for matters connected therewith.
[1st May 2000]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Nurses and Midwives Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“accredited” means accredited by the Board;
“appointed member” means a member appointed under section 3(2)(d);
“Board” means the Singapore Nursing Board established under section 3;
“certificate of enrolment” means a certificate of enrolment granted under section 17;
“certificate of registration” means a certificate of registration granted under section 17;
“Complaints Committee” means a Complaints Committee appointed under section 37;
“enrolled” means enrolled under section 14, 15 or 16, and “enrol”, “enrolling” and “enrolment” have corresponding meanings;
“enrolled nurse” means a person who is enrolled as an enrolled nurse, and includes a person who is deemed to be enrolled as an enrolled nurse under section 46(2);
“medical practitioner” means a person registered under the Medical Registration Act (Cap. 174);
“member” means a member of the Board;
“practising certificate” means a practising certificate issued by the Board under section 18;
“Register” means the Register of Nurses or Register of Midwives kept under section 13, as the case may be, or both the Register of Nurses and the Register of Midwives;
“registered” means registered under section 14, 15 or 16, and “register”, “registering” and “registration” have corresponding meanings;
“registered midwife” means a person who is registered as a registered midwife, and includes a person who is deemed to be registered as a registered midwife under section 46(3);
“registered nurse” means a person who is registered as a registered nurse, and includes a person who is deemed to be registered as a registered nurse under section 46(1);
“Registrar” means the Registrar of the Board appointed under section 12;
“Roll” means the Roll of Nurses kept under section 13.