No. S 542
Workmen’s Compensation Act
(Chapter 354)
Workmen’s Compensation (Medical Board) Regulations 2005
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 36 of the Workmen’s Compensation Act, the Minister for Manpower hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Workmen’s Compensation (Medical Board) Regulations 2005 and shall come into operation on 15th August 2005.
Definitions
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Board” means the Workmen’s Compensation Medical Board appointed under regulation 3(1);
“chairman” means the chairman of the Board;
“panel” means a panel appointed under regulation 5(1).
Establishment of Workmen’s Compensation Medical Board
3.—(1)  The Minister shall appoint a Workmen’s Compensation Medical Board consisting of a chairman and at least 2 other members as the Minister may determine, all of whom shall be medical practitioners.
(2)  The chairman and members of the Board shall each hold office for such term, not exceeding 3 years, and on such terms and conditions, as the Minister may determine.
(3)  The Minister may at any time revoke the appointment of the chairman or any member of the Board.
(4)  The chairman or any member may resign his office at any time by giving the Minister not less than one month’s notice in writing.
Functions
4.—(1)  The Board shall assist the Commissioner in matters relating to medical evidence for the purpose of determining the compensation payable under the Act.
(2)  Where any person lodges a notice of objection under regulation 11 of the Workmen’s Compensation Regulations (Rg 1) , the Commissioner shall refer the notice of objection to the Board if the notice raises any matter relating to medical evidence.
(3)  The Board may require the workman to whom the notice of objection relates to submit himself for medical examination by the Board at any time before an order is made under section 25(2) of the Act by the Commissioner.
(4)  The Board shall submit a medical report on the workman to the Commissioner.
Appointment of panels
5.—(1)  The Board may appoint one or more panels each consisting of at least 3 medical practitioners to carry out its functions under these Regulations.
(2)  The Board may at any time revoke the appointment of any member of any panel appointed under this regulation or fill any vacancy in its membership.
(3)  The findings of any panel appointed under this regulation shall be deemed to be the findings of the Board.
Fees
6.  The Board may impose such fees as it may determine on any person mentioned in regulation 4(2) for any medical assessment made by the Board or by any panel.

Made this 12th day of August 2005.

LEO YIP
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Manpower,
Singapore.
[wcomp176/05; AG/LEG/SL/354/2003/1 Vol. 1]