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

Submission of Feedback by SMA to SMC Review Committee

Recently, SMA submitted feedback to the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) Review Committee, which SMC had appointed to look into disciplinary proceedings involving doctors. SMA’s letter and feedback are reproduced below.

Dear Members of the Review Committee,

Request for Feedback on Complaints and Disciplinary Processes under the Current Medical Registration Act and Regulations

We refer to your letter to the Singapore Medical Association dated 18 March 2013, our letter to you dated 20 March 2013 and your subsequent email reply dated 2 April 2013.

We are grateful that the Committee has invested, and will be investing, valuable time in undertaking a comprehensive and careful review. As such, attached herewith is the feedback and recommendations from the 53rd SMA Council. Should we receive additional feedback from SMA members later on, we will forward them to the Review Committee in due course. The 54th SMA Council will be happy to meet up in person with the Review Committee to discuss the recommendations and feedback herein if invited.

We would like to suggest that the recommendations and findings of the Review Committee be made public as soon as practicable.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Tammy Chan

Honorary Secretary
53rd SMA Council