Misuse of Drugs Act
(Chapter 185, Section 43)
Misuse of Drugs Regulations
Rg 1
(25th March 1992)
[7th July 1973]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs Regulations.
2.—(1)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“dentist” means a person registered under the Dentists Act [Cap. 76] and whose name appears in the first division of the register of dentists kept under that Act;
“medical practitioner” means a person registered under the Medical Registration Act [Cap. 174];
“hospital” includes a clinic, outpatient dispensary, nursing home or other medical institution;
“inspector” means an inspector appointed by the Minister under regulation 21;
“medicinal opium” means opium which has undergone the process necessary to adapt it for medicinal use in accordance with the requirements of the British Pharmacopoeia, whether it is in the form of powder or is granulated or is in any other form, and whether it is or is not mixed with neutral substances;
[S 491/93 wef 10/12/1993]
“nurse” means a person registered as a nurse under the provisions of any written law for the time being in force relating to the registration of nurses;
“pharmacist” means a person registered under the Pharmacists Registration Act [Cap. 230];
“practitioner” means a medical practitioner, dentist or veterinary surgeon;
“prescription” means a prescription issued by a medical practitioner for the medical treatment of a single individual, by a dentist for the dental treatment of a single individual or by a veterinary surgeon for the purposes of animal treatment;
“register” means a bound book and does not include any form of loose leaf register or card index;
“veterinary surgeon” means a person normally resident in Singapore who holds the diploma of membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons of England or the diploma of any other veterinary institution or examining body approved by the Minister.
(2)  In these Regulations, any reference to a regulation or Schedule shall be construed as a reference to a regulation contained in these Regulations or, as the case may be, to a Schedule thereto; and any reference in a regulation or Schedule to a paragraph shall be construed as a reference to a paragraph of that regulation or Schedule.