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35Private Hospitals Act 1971 ( Repealed by Act 586 )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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Organising a World of HIM

IHMIA Organising a World of HIMInternational leaders and renowned speakers from the Health Information Management (HIM) sector will present the most recent advances in HIM to HIM professionals from around the globe when they congregate to learn, to exchange experiences and to develop enduring friendships when the International Federation of Health Information Management (IFHIMA) holds its flagship event – its 18th international conference in Tokyo Japan, from October 12 to October 14, 2016.

In preparation for this congress, IFHIMA has produced an article by Ms Lorraine Fernandes as the regional IFHIMA director for the Americas, on the subject “IFHIMA – Organizing a World of HIM”. This article was first published in the April 2016 issue in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (JAHIMA). The article provides an overview about IFHIMA, its purpose, structure as well as benefits for its members, and information about the IFHIMA 2016 congress including content that explores Tokyo as a tourist destination.

Readers of this website-blog can follow this link (this link will open in a new tab of your current browser window) to get access to the article. I wish to express my gratitude to Ms Angelika Haendel, President of IFHIMA and DVMD board member of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany for kindly sharing with me as an IFHIMA member, this link.

I also like to congratulate Ms Lorraine Fernandes – who according to Ms Anegelika Haendel, who had first raised the idea to write this article, then organised and lead the group of authors which enabled it to be published in JAHIMA, and who also painstakingly secured AHIMA’s permission to share this article with the international HIM community.

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