Our Voice
Adjust font size :   fontsmall   fontbig

Latest Highlights

18 Dec 2017

Updates on new Healthcare Services Act and NEHR
The Ministry of Health (MOH) recently announced their intention to replace the current Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act (PHMCA) with the new Healthcare Services Bill (HCS Bill), targeted for enactment in 2019. The HCS Bill will regulate mainstream healthcare services providers (similar to the PHMCA) and will also expand to cover non-premises based providers such as the ambulance and telemedicine service providers. We encourage our members to be familiar with the changes and to provide any feedback or concerns on these changes via the MOH channels available.

29 Jun 2017

Letter to insurance associations on fees and process of drafting medical reports for insurance claims
After receiving feedback from members, on 12 Jun 2017, SMA wrote a letter to the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) and Life Insurance Association Singapore (LIA), and copied the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Some patients had been informed by their financial advisors / insurance agents, that completion of insurance forms / drafting of medical reports were not chargeable. As completion of insurance forms / drafting of medical reports involve input from doctors, professional fees will be incurred. SMA reiterated the above, and also reminded GIA and LIA, that proof of patient consent was needed, before such reports can be released to a third party [e.g. insurance company].


Welcome to the Voice of the Profession

SMA believes that members have an integral part to play in shaping Singapore’s healthcare landscape for the better, both for doctors and for patients.


"I think few will disagree that the practice of Medicine is based upon a framework of professionalism with its components of knowledge, ethics and compassion. The core business of the profession is therefore achieving the best interests of our patients. By putting the interests of the weak and vulnerable first, the profession also advocates and propagates key social values such as altruism, compassion, fidelity, trustworthiness and, perhaps even filial piety."
A/Prof Chin Jing Jih at the SMA Annual Dinner 2012, 12 May 2012


Our channels