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Contents

Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ADMINISTRATION

Part III CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES WITHIN SINGAPORE

Part IV CONTROL OF AIDS AND HIV INFECTION

Part V PREVENTION OF INTRODUCTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES INTO SINGAPORE

Part VI VACCINATION AND OTHER PROPHYLAXIS

Part VII ENFORCEMENT

Part VIIA NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH

Part VIII MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST SCHEDULE Infectious Diseases

SECOND SCHEDULE Dangerous Infectious Diseases

THIRD SCHEDULE Requirements as to vaccination and other prophylaxis

FOURTH SCHEDULE Diseases against which a child is to be vaccinated

FIFTH SCHEDULE Diseases in respect of which Acts referred to in section 21A are prohibited

SIXTH SCHEDULE Diseases in respect of which information may be disclosed by the Director to a person to enable him to take steps to prevent spread of diseases

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Director may require information from healthcare professionals, etc.
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—(1)  The Director may, for the purpose of investigating into any outbreak or suspected outbreak of an infectious disease, preventing the spread of an infectious disease, or treating any person who is, or is suspected to be, a case or carrier or contact of an infectious disease —
(a)
require any healthcare professional to obtain from his patient such information as the Director may reasonably require for that purpose and transmit such information to the Director; and
(b)
with the approval of the Minister, prescribe by order any general or specific measures or procedures for that purpose for compliance by any healthcare professional, hospital, medical clinic, clinical laboratory or healthcare establishment.
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(2)  Any person who fails to comply with a requirement or an order referred to in subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.
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(3)  A patient of a healthcare professional who fails to provide the healthcare professional or a person acting on his behalf with any information sought from the patient pursuant to a requirement under subsection (1)(a) that is within the patient’s knowledge shall be guilty of an offence.
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(4)  A healthcare professional shall comply with a requirement under subsection (1)(a) to transmit information to the Director notwithstanding any restriction on the disclosure of information imposed by any written law, rule of law, rule of professional conduct or contract; and he shall not by so doing be treated as being in breach of any such restriction notwithstanding anything to the contrary in that law, rule or contract.
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(5)  In this section —
“clinical laboratory”, “healthcare establishment” and “medical clinic” have the same meanings as in the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act (Cap. 248);
“healthcare professional” means —
(a)
a medical practitioner;
(b)
a dentist registered under the Dental Registration Act (Cap. 76);
(c)
a registered nurse or an enrolled nurse, or a registered midwife, within the meaning of the Nurses and Midwives Act (Cap. 209);
(d)
a pharmacist registered under the Pharmacists Registration Act 2007 (Act 48 of 2007);
(e)
a person registered under section 14 of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Act (Cap. 333A) for the carrying out of any practice of traditional Chinese medicine prescribed under that Act; or
(f)
any other person providing any other healthcare service in Singapore.
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