No. S 465
MediShield Life Scheme Act 2015
(ACT 4 OF 2015)
MediShield Life Scheme (Amendment No. 2)
Regulations 2018
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 34 of the MediShield Life Scheme Act 2015, the Minister for Health makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations are the MediShield Life Scheme (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018 and come into operation on 15 July 2018.
Amendment of regulation 2
2.  Regulation 2(1) of the MediShield Life Scheme Regulations 2015 (G.N. No. S 622/2015) (called in these Regulations the principal Regulations) is amended by inserting, immediately after the definition of “approved restructured hospital”, the following definition:
“ “claim bar date”, in relation to an insured person who is an in‑patient in an approved medical institution (other than an approved community hospital), means the 7th calendar day after the earliest day when the insured person is both —
(a)certified, by a medical practitioner treating the insured person at the approved medical institution, to be medically fit for discharge from in‑patient treatment at that approved medical institution; and
(b)assessed by that medical practitioner to have a feasible discharge option;”.
Amendment of regulation 13
3.  Regulation 13(4) of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the word “or” at the end of sub‑paragraph (a), and by inserting immediately thereafter the following sub‑paragraph:
(aa)a medical practitioner treating or assessing the insured person at the emergency department of an approved restructured hospital certifies in writing that the insured person requires the community hospital treatment; or”.
Amendment of Third Schedule
4.  The Third Schedule to the principal Regulations is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph 15, the following paragraph:
16.  Daily board, ward services and treatment (including meals, prescriptions and professional consultations, investigations and other miscellaneous items) provided to the insured person while staying as an in-patient in an approved medical institution (other than an approved community hospital) on or after the claim bar date.”.
[G.N. No. S 300/2018]
Made on 9 July 2018.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
[MH 96:27/12; AG/LEGIS/SL/176A/2015/2 Vol. 9]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 34(4) of the MediSheld Life Scheme Act 2015).