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35Private Hospitals Act 1971 ( Repealed by Act 586 )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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Global COVID-19 Clinical Characterization Case Record Form

In the wake of COVID-19, I have been thinking how coronavirus data is been captured into a typical medical record. A check around the Internet led me to the World Health Organisation [WHO] recommended rapid clinical characterisation case record form (clinical CRF).

Like the one standardised form i.e. The World Health Organisation (WHO) International Form of Medical Certificate of Cause of Death to collect mortality data among member states—with the clinicial CRF form also by the WHO, the WHO intends that by using one standardised clinical data tool, there is potential for clinical data from around the world to be aggregated; in order to learn more to inform the public health response and prepare for large scale clinical trials.

This form is intended to provide member states with a standardised approach to collect clinical data in order to better understand the natural history of this disease and describe clinical phenotypes and treatment interventions (i.e. clinical characterisation) for Covid-19.

Some important stuff to take note if implementing this form include:

1: this CRF has 3 (M)odules to be completed—(M1)for first day of admission to the health centre, (M2) on first day of admission to ICU or high dependency unit, also be completed daily for as many days as resources allow and continued to follow-up patients who transfer between wards, and (M3) to be completed at discharge or death; and,

2: Internet services are required to enter data to the central electronic REDCap database or to your site/network’s independent database; the form guidelines suggest that printed paper CRFs may be used and the data can be typed into the electronic database afterwards.

The form can be viewed from the link (the link will open in a new tab of your current window) in the reference given below.

Reference:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance: Patient management, Case Management, WHO, <https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-ncov-crf.pdf?sfvrsn=84766e69_4>

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