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:
MyLawyer.com.my, 2013, viewed 9 February 2013, <http://www.mylawyer.com.my/index.php>

ALPHABETHICAL LIST OF THE LAWS OF MALAYSIA (LOM) WHICH MAY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY AFFECT HEALTHCARE IN MALAYSIA

No.LAWS OF MALAYSIA (LOM)
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35Private Hospitals Act 1971 ( Repealed by Act 586 )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)

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ICD-11 2018 version: Part 1 – The Launch

The 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is here!

ICD-11 was launched Monday, 18. June 2018 from Geneva, Switzerland at 11:45 Europe Summer Time (GMT+02:00), i.e. from 5:45pm Malaysia Time.

I attended the webinar for this launch via WebEx. The webinar was about three (3) hours long.

The webinar started with a video message from Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director General, WHO. This opening video was followed by several  key presenters who presented the following topics:

  1. Dr Hiroyuki Suenaga , Vice President Japan Hospital Association who spoke on ICD-11 Resource allocation and clinical documentation;

  2. ICD-11 Modern use of health information by Dr Christopher G. Chute, who is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics, Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Chief Research Information Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine,  and also the Deputy Director, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Johns Hopkins University;

  3. ICD-11 – what is new was presented by Dr Robert Jakob, Team Leader Classifications, Terminologies and Standards;

  4. Dr Lale Say, Coordinator Adolescents and at-Risk Populations who briefed on ICD-11 Maternal and sexual health with special emphasis on gender issues;

  5. Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director Mental Health and Substance Abuse elaborated on gaming disorders in ICD-11 and Mental health;

  6. Dr Wansa Paoin, Head of CC, Thailand spoke on implementing ICD in a country;

  7. implementation package presentation was given by a WHO representative; and

  8. ICD-11 – Global action plan for implementation and regional focal points for health information by the various WHO Regional Offices representatives

All of the above was followed-up by a Question & Answer Period that lasted about 30 minutes, from members of the floor as well as from online attendees.

Before closure, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director General for Programmes WHO did the closing remarks, followed by Dr John Grove, Director, IER – WHO doing the closure.

This new release is to allow Member States to prepare for implementation, including translating ICD into their national languages. Member States will start reporting using ICD-11 on 1 January 2022 i.e. about 3 years and 6 months from now, after due endorsement from the 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019.

The reader can access the ICD-11 website for more details at https://icd.who.int/. A screenshot of the ICD-11 homepage is displayed below.

More details about what is ICD-11, how ICD-11 works, and what’s new in ICD-11 among other topics will be posted shortly here.

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