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Doctors' fees: From guideline of charges to benchmarks

Doctors' fees: From guideline of charges to benchmarks

From 1987 to 2007, a guideline of fees was widely used by doctors and patients. In 2010, that guideline was deemed anti-competition. Yet this year, a schedule of fee benchmarks was issued. What has changed?

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Supreme Court Case Summary: Wong Meng Hang v Singapore Medical Council and other matters [2018] SGHC 253

In this case involving aesthetic doctors who negligently caused a patient’s death, the Court of Three Judges struck the lead doctor off the register and suspended the assisting doctor for 18 months.

Liposuction death: Docs told to pay $756k legal bill

Liposuction death: Docs told to pay $756k legal bill

The negligent doctors implicated in the high-profile first liposuction death in Singapore have been ordered to pay some $756,000 in legal costs as assessed by a High Court registrar.

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'Liposuction death' doctor struck off register

'Liposuction death' doctor struck off register

This would be presumptive penalty for displaying serious misconduct, dishonest behaviour: Court of Three Judges

More doctors facing action over inadequate MCs

More doctors facing action over inadequate MCs

2 found guilty this year of not giving injured workers enough rest; other cases ongoing.

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Jail time proposed for allowing a young person to take drugs

Jail time proposed for allowing a young person to take drugs

Under proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act, it will be an offence to expose children to drugs or permit a young person to consume drugs.

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Drug abusers who don't commit other crimes could be sent for rehab

Drug abusers who don't commit other crimes could be sent for rehab

Under proposed changes to law, they would face shorter jail time, reintegrate sooner into society.

COI on SingHealth cyber attack: Proposals to beef up cyber defence span 3 levels of handling

COI on SingHealth cyber attack: Proposals to beef up cyber defence span 3 levels of handling

Security must be tackled at organisational, industry and govt levels, say expert witnesses.

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Senior leaders have key role in cyber security: Commissioner

Senior leaders have key role in cyber security: Commissioner

Cyber-security chief urges healthcare sector to change how IT security incidents are reported.

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Doctor gets 2 years' jail for switching blood sample of HIV-positive boyfriend with his own

Doctor gets 2 years' jail for switching blood sample of HIV-positive boyfriend with his own

Ler Teck Siang, 36, is appealing against his conviction and sentence on two charges each for abetment of cheating and for giving a false statement to a public servant.

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Opting for private surgeon? See fee guidelines

Opting for private surgeon? See fee guidelines

The move to publish the recommended charges comes after the Health Ministry accepted recommendations from the Fee Benchmarks Advisory Committee.

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Cyber attack response delayed by disorganised interaction

Cyber attack response delayed by disorganised interaction

Details of attack were lost due to use of different platforms like WhatsApp, e-mail.

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Too problematic to legalise euthanasia: Forum

Too problematic to legalise euthanasia: Forum

Palliative care is a win-win solution which, in the vast majority of cases, is able to "kill suffering without killing the patient".

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