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[New] With effect from 1 April 2021, the new actuarial tables will result in the increase in multiplier value used for the assessment of damages for personal injury and death claims. Lee & Lee and Dentons Rodyk has respectively shared an article on the new actuarial tables which can be accessed via the PDF attached:
Client note: Increase in Damages due to the Introduction of Actuarial Tables.pdf (Lee & Lee, 14 April 2021)
Legal update: Introduction of actuarial tables for determining the multiplier in personal injury and death claims in Singapore: Is this a prelude to larger claims against doctors and healthcare providers.pdf (Dentons Rodyk, 14 May 2021)
Client Note: Legislative Standard of Care for Medical Advice (Lee & Lee, 23 Oct 2020)
Lee & Lee have shared a client note on the new legal test for informed consent that was recently passed by Parliament.The client note can be accessed via the PDF attached Civil Law (Amendment)-Client Note-final.pdf
Legal update: Changes to the Singapore Medical Council disciplinary process (Dentons Rodyk, 20 Oct 2020)
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP have shared an article on the changes to the SMC disciplinary process brought about by the recent amendments to the Medical Registration Act (MRA). The article can be accessed via the pdf attached Changes to the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) disciplinary process.pdf
Legal update: Singapore codifies the legal test to determine the standard of care for the provision of medical advice (Dentons Rodyk, 15 Oct 2020)
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP have shared an article on the amendments to the Civil Law Act to introduce a new section 37 which was recently passed in Parliament. Section 37 introduces a new statutory test determining whether a healthcare professional has met the standard of care in the provision of medical advice. These amendments will come into force on a date to be announced. The article can be accessed via the pdf attachedSingapore codifies the legal test to determine the standard of care for the provision of medical advice.pdf
MOH Telemedicine Training - LEAP Regulatory Sandbox and Telemedicine Training (Ministry of Health)
Online training on Telemedicine: Use, Limitations and implementation is available for registration on the MOH website. For more details and registration, please visit MOH website via this link .
COVID-19 and issues facing the healthcare community: How can Telemedicine help? (Allen & Gledhill, 23 Apr 2020)
In this article by Allen & Gledhill, three issues of relevance to healthcare providers in the provision of telemedicine services in Singapore are shared. Find out more by reading the pdf attachedHow can telemedicine help.pdf or access via this link.
COVID-19 and issues facing the healthcare community: Standard of care in an evolving landscape (Allen & Gledhill, 9 Apr 2020)
An article by Allen & Gledhill on the provision of healthcare services in a pandemic response to the standard of care in an evolving landscape. With modified protocols and changing norms, are healthcare institutions and professionals expected to deliver the same standard of care required of them during the pandemic? Find out more by reading the pdf attachedStandard of care in an evolving landscape.pdf or access via this link.
Report on recommendations issued by MOH Workgroup to review the taking of Informed Consent and SMC Disciplinary Process (Dentons Rodyk, 24 Feb 2020)
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP have shared an article that focuses on the informed consent aspect of the MOH Workgroup's recommendations. The article can be accessed via the pdf attachedLegal update_The Report on Recommendations issued by the MOH Workgroup to Review the Taking of Informed Consent and SMC.pdf
Legal Update: High Court dismisses suit against neurosurgeon and hospital (Dentons Rodyk, 4 Dec 2019)
One of our panel law firms, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP has shared an article on a recent successfully defended medico-legal case. The article can be accessed via the pdf attached 17607200_v(1)_Legal Update - High Court dismisses suit against neurosurgeon and hospital.PDF
2019 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards (ECRI Institute, 1 Oct 2018)
ECRI Institute’s 2019 Top 10 Health Technology can be used to inform healthcare facilities about important safety issues involving the use of medical devices and systems. The Executive Brief can be accessed via https://www.ecri.org/press/Pages/Health-Technology-Hazards-2019.aspx
Another reason to worry about overcrowded emergency rooms (CNA Online, 1 Mar 2018)
According to a medical survey conducted in Boston, patients are more likely to be misdiagnosed or experience treatment delays when emergency rooms are so crowded. The Emergency Medicine Journal also noted that privacy and confidentiality are vital in emergency care, particularly for patients who may be reluctant to undress or divulge sensitive personal information in front of companions at a hallway.
Diagnostic Errors Top ECRI Institute’s Patient Safety Concerns for 2018 (ECRI Institute, 12 Mar 2018)
ECRI Institute's 2018 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations can be used by healthcare institutions to identify priorities and create corrective action plans. The Executive Brief can be accessed via www.ecri.org/PatientSafetyTop10.
Patient Safety, Risk, and Quality Update (Allied World and ECRI Institute, June 2018)
Healthcare Advisory articles from Allied World and ECRI Institute.