Intoxicating Substances Act
(CHAPTER 146A)

(Original Enactment: Act 24 of 1987)

REVISED EDITION 2001
(31st July 2001)
An Act to prohibit the misuse of certain substances which may cause intoxication when inhaled and for purposes connected therewith.
[1st November 1987]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Intoxicating Substances Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved centre” means any place or premises declared by the Minister to be an approved centre under section 18;
“article liable to seizure” means anything by means of or in respect of which an offence under this Act has been committed or which contains evidence of an offence under this Act;
“Commissioner of Prisons” means the Commissioner of Prisons appointed under section 20 of the Prisons Act (Cap. 247);
[Act 1 of 2014 wef 01/07/2014]
“Director” means the Director of the Central Narcotics Bureau appointed under section 3(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act (Cap. 185) and includes any Deputy Director of the Bureau;
[3/2006 wef 01/03/2006]
[Deleted by Act 1 of 2014 wef 01/07/2014]
“Health Sciences Authority” means the Health Sciences Authority established under the Health Sciences Authority Act 2001 (Act 4 of 2001);
“inmate” means a person who is detained in an approved centre;
“intoxicating substance” means any substance having the property of releasing toxic vapours or fumes which contain any chemical compound specified in the Schedule and which when inhaled induces or causes a state of intoxication;
“officer of the Bureau” means the Director or any person appointed under section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act as a Deputy Director, an Assistant Director or an officer of the Central Narcotics Bureau;
[3/2006 wef 01/03/2006]
“police officer” has the same meaning as in the Police Force Act (Cap. 235) and, in relation to a person who is subject to military law under the Singapore Armed Forces Act (Cap. 295), includes a military policeman as defined in section 2 of that Act;
“prison officer” has the same meaning as in the Prisons Act (Cap. 247);
“Review Committee”, in relation to any approved centre, means the Review Committee appointed for the approved centre under section 20;
“special police officer” means a member of the Special Constabulary constituted under Part VIII of the Police Force Act (Cap. 235);
“supervision order” means an order in writing by the Director made under section 16;
“supervision period” means the period for which a person is placed under supervision pursuant to a supervision order made under section 16;
“supply”, with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, includes having possession for the purpose of supply.
[8/2000; 4/2001]