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REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
ACTS SUPPLEMENT
Published by Authority

NO. 2] Friday, February 5 [2010

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 12th January 2010 and assented to by the President on 29th January 2010:—
Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2010

(No. 4 of 2010)


I assent.

S R NATHAN,
President.
29th January 2010.
Date of Commencement: 5th February 2010 (with the exception of sections 2 to 7, 11, 12, 13 and 15)
Date of Commencement: 17th February 2010 (Sections 2 to 7, 11, 12, 13 and 15)
An Act to amend certain statutes of the Republic of Singapore.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2010 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
PART I
AMENDMENTS TO WRITTEN LAWS RELATING TO NAMES, TITLES AND DESIGNATIONS
Amendment of Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act
2.  The Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act (Cap. 175, 1985 Ed.) is amended —
(a)
by inserting, immediately after the definition of “deceased person” in section 2, the following definition:
“ “designated officer”, in relation to an approved hospital for the purposes of this Act, means a person appointed under section 2A to be the designated officer of the approved hospital;”;
(b)
by deleting the definition of “Director” in section 2 and substituting the following definition:
“ “Director” means the Director of Medical Services, and includes the Deputy Director of Medical Services and such designated officer of an approved hospital or such public officer as is authorised by the Director of Medical Services in writing to act on his behalf;”;
(c)
by inserting, immediately after section 2, the following sections:
Appointment of designated officers
2A.  The Director of Medical Services may appoint, in writing, any senior official of the Ministry of Health or senior executive of an approved hospital for the purposes of this Act, to be the designated officer of any approved hospital for the purposes of this Act.
Approved hospitals, etc.
2B.  The Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, declare a hospital, medical or dental school, college or university to be an approved hospital, medical or dental school, college or university for the purposes of this Act.”;
(d)
by deleting subsection (2) of section 7;
(e)
by deleting the words “Superintendent of the Government hospital” in section 10(2) and substituting the words “designated officer of the approved hospital”;
(f)
by deleting the words “section 7(1)(a) or (b)” in section 10(2) and substituting the words “section 7(a) or (b)”; and
(g)
by deleting the words “a hospital, nursing home or other institution,” wherever they appear in sections 12 and 15 and substituting in each case the words “an approved hospital or from an institution”.
Amendment of Pensions Act
3.  The Pensions Act (Cap. 225, 2004 Ed.) is amended —
(a)
by deleting the words “below the rank of assistant superintendent, prison officer below the rank of superintendent or a male nurse at a Government mental hospital” in section 11(2)(b) and substituting the words “below the rank of assistant superintendent or a prison officer below the rank of superintendent”; and
(b)
by deleting the words “, prison officer below the rank of superintendent or a male nurse at a Government mental hospital” in section 13(b) and substituting the words “or a prison officer below the rank of superintendent”.
Amendment of Subordinate Courts Act
4.  The Subordinate Courts Act (Cap. 321, 2007 Ed.) is amended by deleting the words “Senior District Judge” wherever they appear in the following sections and substituting in each case the words “Chief District Judge”:
Sections 6A(2)(a), 9(2), 15A(1), 17(2) and (3), 57(2)(a) and (3), 59, 60(2), 62(1), (2) and (4), 67(1) and 70(2).
Amendment of Supreme Court of Judicature Act
5.  Section 80(3) of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Cap. 322, 2007 Ed.) is amended by deleting the words “Senior District Judge” in paragraph (d) and substituting the words “Chief District Judge”.
Amendment of Workplace Safety and Health Act
6.  Section 26(2) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act (Cap. 354A, 2009 Ed.) is amended by deleting the words “Senior District Judge” in paragraph (a) and substituting the words “Chief District Judge”.
Amendment of references in written law or other documents
7.  Any reference to “Senior District Judge” in any other written law or in any other document shall be construed as a reference to “Chief District Judge”.