Medical Registration Act
(CHAPTER 174)

(Original Enactment: Act 5 of 1997)

REVISED EDITION 2014
(31st December 2014)
An Act to provide for the registration of medical practitioners and for matters connected therewith.
[3rd April 1998]
PART 1
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Medical Registration Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —

“certificate of experience” means a certificate granted under section 25;

“Complaints Committee” means a committee appointed by the chairman of the Complaints Panel under section 40;

“Complaints Panel” means the panel appointed by the Medical Council under section 38;

“conditional registration” means registration in Part II of the Register of Medical Practitioners pursuant to section 21 or any other provision of this Act, which registration is subject to any condition or restriction as may be imposed;

“degree” means any degree or diploma or any qualification granted by any university or institution legally authorised to grant that degree or diploma or qualification and which degree or diploma or qualification is recognised or approved by the Medical Council;

“Disciplinary Tribunal” means a tribunal appointed by the Medical Council under section 50;

“fully registered medical practitioner” means a person registered in Part I of the Register of Medical Practitioners in accordance with section 20(1) or (2), as the case may be;

“Health Committee” means a committee appointed by the Medical Council under section 57;

“Interim Orders Committee” means a committee appointed by the Medical Council under section 59A;

“Medical Council” means the Medical Council of Singapore established under section 3(1) of the repealed Medical Registration Act (Cap. 174, 1985 Ed.), and by virtue of section 3 of this Act means the Singapore Medical Council;

“practising certificate” means a practising certificate granted under section 36;

“President” means the President of the Medical Council;

“professional performance” means the knowledge, skill or care possessed and applied by a registered medical practitioner in the provision of medical services;

“provisional registration” means registration by virtue of section 24 and “provisionally registered” shall be construed accordingly;

“registered medical practitioner” means a person registered under this Act and includes a person deemed to be so registered under section 72(1);

“Registrar” means the Registrar of the Medical Council;

“Singapore degree” means a degree, diploma or licence in medicine and surgery specified in the First Schedule.
[46/2002; 1/2010]
Object of Act
2A.  The object of this Act is to protect the health and safety of the public by providing for mechanisms to —
(a)ensure that registered medical practitioners are competent and fit to practise medicine;
(b)uphold standards of practice within the medical profession; and
(c)maintain public confidence in the medical profession.
[1/2010]