Medical Endowment Scheme Bill

Bill No. 40/1992

Read the first time on 16th November 1992.
An Act to establish a medical endowment scheme and for matters connected therewith.
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 Medical Endowment Scheme Act 1992 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved hospital” means any hospital or any medical institution approved by the Minister under section 10;
“Council” means the Advisory Council established under section 8;
“eligible patient” means a person who is eligible to make an application under section 13;
“Hospital Medifund Account” means the account of an approved hospital referred to in section 11;
“Hospital Medifund committee” means the committee of an approved hospital appointed under section 12;
“Medifund” means the Medical Endowment Fund established under section 3(1).