No. S 198
Central Provident Fund Act
(Chapter 36)
Central Provident Fund (Medisave Account Withdrawals) (Amendment) Regulations 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 77(1)(j) of the Central Provident Fund Act, the Minister for Labour, after consultation with the Central Provident Fund Board, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.—(1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Central Provident Fund (Medisave Account Withdrawals) (Amendment) Regulations 1998.
(2)  Regulations 2 and 4(b) shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1st January 1998.
(3)  Regulation 3 shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1st March 1997.
(4)  Regulation 4(a) of these Regulations shall be deemed to have come into operation on 1st June 1997.
Amendment of regulation 3
2.  Regulation 3 of the Central Provident Fund (Medisave Account Withdrawals) Regulations (Rg 17) (referred to in these Regulations as the principal Regulations) is amended by deleting paragraph (2) and substituting the following paragraph:
(2)  Where a member —
(a)has received any medical treatment from —
(i)an approved medical practitioner in a Government hospital;
(ii)an approved hospital;
(iii)an approved community hospital;
(iv)the Singapore National Eye Centre;
(v)an approved hospice under regulation 8;
(vi)an approved day hospital under regulation 6;
(vii)the Singapore Gamma Knife Centre;
(viii)the Senior Citizens Health Care Centre; or
(ix)the National Dental Centre; and
(b)is unconscious, or otherwise mentally incapacitated, and is unable to make an application under paragraph (1) himself,
the Board may, on the application by a dependant who has attained the age of 21 years and is of sound mind, authorise the whole or part of the amount standing to the member’s credit in his medisave account to be withdrawn and used for the payment of the treatment received by the member subject to such terms and conditions as the Board may impose.”.
Amendment of regulation 19
3.  Regulation 19(1) of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words "Raffles SurgiCentre Pte Ltd or the Singapore National Eye Centre" in the fourth and fifth lines and substituting the words "Singapore National Eye Centre or the National Dental Centre".
Amendment of Schedule
4.  The Schedule to the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)by deleting item 1 and substituting the following item:
1. Radiotherapy treatment
 
 
(a) External radiotherapy
For course of treatment which has begun before 1st June 1997
$60 per treatment or the total credit balance in the member’s medisave account, whichever is the lower.
 
For course of treatment beginning on or after 1st June 1997
$80 per treatment or the total credit balance in the member’s medisave account, whichever is the lower.
(b) Brachytherapy with external radiotherapy
For course of treatment which has begun before 1st June 1997
$150 per treatment or the total credit balance in the member’s medisave account, whichever is the lower.
 
For course of treatment beginning on or after 1st June 1997
$300 per treatment or the total credit balance in the member’s medisave account, whichever is the lower.
(c) Brachytherapy without external radiotherapy
For course of treatment which has begun before 1st June 1997
$300 per treatment or the total credit balance in the member’s medisave account, whichever is the lower.
 
For course of treatment beginning on or after 1st June 1997
$360 per treatment or the total credit balance in the member’s medisave account, whichever is the lower.
(d) Superficial X-ray
On or after 1st July 1990
$30 per treatment or the total credit balance in the member’s medisave account, whichever is the lower.
The total amount that may be withdrawn by a member for the payment of any radiotherapy treatment received by him or his dependant under this paragraph shall not exceed $3,000 per year per patient.
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(b)by deleting item 3 and substituting the following item:
3. Cancer chemotherapy treatment
On or after 1st January 1998
$400 per treatment cycle of 21 days or 28 days or $100 per week per weekly cycle subject to a maximum claim of $3,000 per year or the total credit balance in the member’s medisave account, whichever is the lower.
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Made this 30th day of March 1998.

TAN CHIN NAM
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Labour,
Singapore.
[ML S10/82 V12; AG/LEG/SL/36/97/2 Vol.1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 78(2) of the Central Provident Fund Act).