Work Injury Compensation Act
(Chapter 354, Section 45*)
*  The Workmen’s Compensation (Medical Board) Regulations 2005 were originally made under section 36 of the 1998 Revised Edition of the Workmen’s Compensation Act (Cap. 354). The Act was renamed the Work Injury Compensation Act and section 36 was replaced by new section 45 with effect from 1st April 2008 by Act 5/2008. The Workmen’s Compensation (Medical Board) Regulations were amended and renamed the Work Injury Compensation (Medical Board) Regulations with effect from 1st April 2008 by S 167/2008. Section 41(5) of Act 5/2008 provided that these Regulations, so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Act as amended, shall continue in force until they are revoked or repealed by subsidiary legislation made under the Act as amended by section 22 of Act 5/2008.
Work Injury Compensation (Medical Board) Regulations
Rg 6
G.N. No. S 542/2005

REVISED EDITION 2010
(28th February 2010)
[15th August 2005]
Citation
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Work Injury Compensation (Medical Board) Regulations.
Definitions
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Board” means the Work Injury 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 Work Injury Compensation Medical Board
3.—(1)  The Minister shall appoint a Work Injury 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 6 of the Work Injury 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 employee 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 25A, 25B, 25C or 25D of the Act by the Commissioner.
(4)  The Board shall submit a medical report on the employee to the Commissioner.
Appointment of panels
5.—(1)  The Board may appoint one or more panels each consisting of at least 2 medical practitioners to carry out its functions under these Regulations.
[S 101/2014 wef 01/03/2014]
(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.
[G.N. Nos. S 542/2005; S167/2008]