Healthcare Related Laws

The list below is an alphabetical order list of Malaysian laws which may directly or indirectly affect healthcare in Malaysia. This list will be updated as and when necessary.
References:, 2013, viewed 9 February 2013, <>


1Births and Deaths Registration Act 1957 (Revised 1983)
2Care Centres Act 1993
3Census Act 1960 (Revised 1969)
4Child Act 2001, Act 611
5Child Care Centre Act 1984
6Child Protection Act 1991
7Children and Young Persons Act 1947
8Computer Crimes Act 1997
9Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (Revised 1980)
10Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988
11Dental Act 1971
12Destitute Persons Act 1977
13Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects
14Digital Signature Act 1997
15Drug Dependants (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act 1983
16Employees’ Social Security Act 1969
17Evidence Act 1950, Section 90A
18Fees Act 1951 (Revised 1978)
19Human Tissues Act 1974
20Malaysian Health Promotion Board Act 2006
21Medical Act 1971
22Medical Assistants (Registration) Act 1977
23Medicines (Advertisement and Sale) Act 1956 (Revised 1983)
24Mental Health Act 2001 (Not yet in force)
25Midwives Act 1966 (Revised 1990) Military Manoeuvres Act 1983
26National Archives Act 1966
27National Archives Act 2003
28National Registration Act 1959 (Revised 1972)
29Nurses Act 1950 (Revised 1969)
30Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994
31Optical Act 1991
32Personal Data Protection Act 2010
33Pesticides Act 1974
34Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998
35Private Hospitals Act 1971 ( Repealed by Act 586 )
36Registration of Births and Deaths (Special Provisions) Act 1975
37Registration of Pharmacists Act 1951 (Revised 1989)
38Sale of Drugs Act 1952 (Revised 1989)
39Sale of Drugs Act 1952 (Revised 1989)
40Sewerage Services Act 1993
41Telemedicine Act 1997 (Not yet in force)

Recent Posts

Reasons I should continue blogging and updating in 2018

I’ve been enthusiastic for the past few years ever since I started on setting up this website with website pages, and which also contains a blog for posts, which is why I call this website a website-blog.

Maintaining a website-blog practically forces you to develop routines and content plans. These routines can be mimicked in my dietary planning as I am senior citizen and need to be aware and control food intakes, workout regimens to keep a healthy body going, personal discipleship, and relationships with the spouse and kids as well as friends and realtives. A successful website-blog may not always mean more page views. Personal growth through the discipline of updating a website and blogging can be success in and of itself. My blog posts here at had since created a routine for blogging and updating a personal-professional-life website from the beginning, for which I am grateful.

All that being said, I’ve been a sporadic blogger of for the past two years, during 2016 and 2017. The reason I stopped blogging as well updating was as I thought I had covered most needs and guidance on aspects of Health Information Management (HIM) development as well in matters relating to HIM and healthcare quality activities for a developing country like Malaysia. As we look ahead to 2018, I do have positive reasons that I really should consider blogging in 2018 as well updating And I am encouraged to continue to post to the blog, as I think blogging forces me to think more about a subject. I am also encouraged to update with more and new updated information to the website pages I have created. Since this is a personal website, I believe it adds credibility in my professional life. I think having a professional-looking website helps add credibility. When it comes to dining, we eat with our eyes first. A meal that looks appetising will psychologically taste better than one that doesn’t—even if it’s the same dish. The same goes with a personal website or blog. If you have an eye-catching site, you will be taken more seriously than if you don’t.

Another reason to continue to update and blog in is my readers. There is no way I will ever meet all of my readers or visit every country my readers live in. But the number of people I “have met” through this site is incalculably greater than it would be if did not exist. Thus, if my website blog content is high-quality, I believe my readers are going to look forward to newly published content on my blog as well this website. But surely I am not going to give my regular readers what they want by publishing as often as I can, without sacrificing quality. I think posting at least once a week is going to be sufficient to establish a regular core of my readers, and these readers are typically the ones who will form the core of my brand community.

In terms of capturing the most traffic, more blog posts and regular updates to the website is going to be generally better; more  times the inbound linking and indexing opportunities. To use a fishing metaphor, it’s like casting more hooks into the water; the more you cast, the more fish you’ll catch. Of course, this assumes that all of my blog posts and website updates are equal in quality. If the number of posts I make is like the number of hooks in the water, then the quality of my content is like the tastiness of the bait I use on my hook.

To end this blog post, I know that getting the ball rolling is often the hardest part, because it means coming up with a topic or title for my next blog post.

But I have updated already the Events Page of and also posted some featured news in the footer section of, for a start.

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