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Position Statements / Advisories

 

SMA POSITION STATEMENTS ISSUED ►

SMA Position Statements
Issue Date

Aesthetic Medicine

SMA's letter to the Straits Times Forum page, in response to ST articles on Aesthetic Medicine since 19 March 2008 [pdf]

25 Mar 2008

Complaints and Disciplinary processes

SMA feedback to SMC Review Committee on complaints and disciplinary processes under the current Medical Registration Act and Regulations [pdf]

5 Apr 2013

Dispensing - separation from prescription

SMA’s response to ST articles [pdf]

 

11 Jan 2005

Electrocardiography Stress Testing

Letter to MOH - Guidelines on Provision of Electrocardiography Stress Testing [pdf]

MOH circular - deferment of Guidelines on Provision of Electrocardiography Stress Testing [pdf]

 

5 Nov 2015

26 Apr 2016

Guideline on Fees (GOF)

SMA Circular and FAQs to members [pdf]

SMA Media Release and FAQs [pdf]

President's Forum in SMA News April 2007 issue
"Could SMA Have Not Withdrawn the Guidelines on Fees?" [pdf]

Correspondence with Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS)

  • Letter from SMA to CCS dated 28 Feb 2007 [pdf]
  • Letter from CCS to SMA dated 9 Mar 2007 [pdf]
  • Letter from SMA to CCS dated 10 Apr 2007 [pdf]
  • Letter from CCS to SMA dated 16 Apr 2007 [pdf]

Letters to the Straits Times Forum page

  • Letter from CCS dated 18 Oct 2008 [pdf]
  • Letter from Ms Christine Chen dated 28 Oct 2008 [pdf]
  • Letter from SMA dated 30 Oct 2008 [pdf]
  • Letter from CCS dated 3 Nov 2008 [pdf]
  • Letter from SMA dated 12 Nov 2008 [pdf]

2 Apr 2007

2 Apr 2007

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Managed Care - admin fees

Initial letter from SMA [pdf]

Follow-up reply from SMA [pdf]

Final reply from SMC [pdf]

Joint AMS-CFPS-SMA opinion on transactions with Managed Care or Third Party Administrators [pdf]

Joint AMS-CFPS-SMA updated advisory on fees paid to Managed Care [pdf]

 

23 Feb 2016

22 Mar 2016

8 Sep 2016

14 Dec 2016
 

11 Apr 2017

Managed Care - patient confidentiality

Patient Confidentiality & Managed Healthcare Programmes [pdf]

 

15 Nov 2000

Medical Certificates

Medical Certificates Issued to Patients Who Are Medically Unfit to Attend Court/Judicial Proceedings [pdf]

30 Nov 2001

 

SMA ADVISORIES ISSUED ►

SMA Advisories
Issue Date
Lemon Law [pdf] October 2012
Managed Care Contracts [pdf] 25 March 2009

SMA Advisory on Bill Itemisation [pdf]

References:

1. K Singh, LG Goh, PY Cheong. 1996 Survey of Housing Estate Practice Costs and GP Fees in Singapore. Singapore Med J 1997: Vol 38(5): 192-199 [pdf]

2. CY Wong, K Tan, G Foo, A Chua, YV Lee, TH Wong, YW Chong. 2006 Survey of GP Clinic Practice Costs in Singapore. SMA News 2007: Vol 39(11): 10-19) [pdf]

21 Feb 2008
Revision of PHMC Guidelines [pdf] 16 Oct 2007
Self Declaration Forms For Insurance Policies [pdf] 20 Apr 2007
SMA Advisory on Clinic Management Systems (CMS) [pdf] 23 Oct 2006
Medical Records in Web-Based Systems [pdf] 23 Sep 2006
Medical Fee-Splitting Among Doctors [pdf] 7 Oct 2005
Maids Employment Medical Examination [pdf]
(Specimen Declaration Forms in English [pdf] and Bahasa Indonesia [pdf] )
Mar 2002
Professional Indemnity Protection for Medical Practitioners [pdf] Jan 2002
Sale of Non-Medicinal Products from Doctors' Clinics [pdf] Nov 2001
Breast and Chest Examinations of Female Patients [pdf] Feb 1999

 

OTHER ADVISORIES ►

Advisories
Issue Date
SMC: Medical appointment websites [link] 2 Jun 2015
MOH: Clarification on Co-location Policies in Licensed Medical / Dental Clinics [pdf] 9 Feb 2015
SMC: Issue of Medical Certificates [pdf] 3 Mar 1994