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Volume: 5 Issue: 3
(March 2018)

draft healthcare services bill implications digital health singapore singapores ministry health issued consultation draft healthcare services bill (‘draft hcs


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The draft Healthcare Services Bill and its implications for digital health in Singapore

Singapore’s Ministry of Health has issued a consultation on its draft Healthcare Services Bill (‘Draft HCS Bill’), which is intended to replace the current Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act (‘PHMCA’). Driven partly by the way in which digital healthcare solutions have disrupted the healthcare sector, the Draft HCS Bill will have a number of implications for the digital health sector, such as in regards to electronic health records. Benjamin Gaw, Director at Drew & Napier LLC, takes a look at these implications, in many cases outlining the current position under the present legislation before exploring how the Draft HCS Bill intends to change the situation.

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