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Bill seeks stiffer Fines vs Hospitals that detain Patients, Deceased

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - To put a stop to the practice of detaining patients and the deceased who fail to settle their hospital bills, hospital administrators may soon face a fine of PHP1 million and imprisonment of up to six years if Senate Bill No. 1937 is approved.

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Dental (Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify the exemption of MERS Dental Specialist Clinic of UKM Kesihatan Sdn Bhd from section 28 of the Dental Act 1971.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 190 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Registration of Pharmacists (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2022.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 182 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

House okays Bill vs Privatization of Public Hospitals

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a measure prohibiting the privatization of all public hospitals in the country.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Approved Institutions) (Amendment No. 4) Notification 2018

Paragraph 2(b) of this Notification comes into operation only on 20 August 2018, and the rest of the provisions of come into operation on 30 July 2018.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 474; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Medifund Committees) (Amendment No. 6) Order 2018

Paragraph 2(b) of this Order comes into operation only on 20 August 2018, and the rest of the provisions come into operation on 30 July 2018.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 473; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Bill of the Health Facilities Regulation Act of 2018

This Bill seeks to strengthen the regulation of health facilities in the Philippines.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1837 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Patient’s Equity to Support Out-of-Pocket Expense Value Act of 2018

This Bill seeks to adopt an integrated and comprehensive approach to health development in order to provide timely and responsive financial assistance to individuals with health-related needs. For the purpose of unification of Financing of Medical Services, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) shall be the sole agency to provide ...
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1835 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the National Integrated Cancer Control Act

This Bill seeks to establish a National Integrated Cancer Control Program which shall serve as the framework for all cancer-related activities of the government. The National Integrated Cancer Control Advisory Council is constituted to act as a recommendatory body for policy matters related to cancer control.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1850 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

FDA Ban on Trans Fat meant to prevent Cardiovascular Diseases

BANGKOK, July 18 (NNT) - The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA)'s strict controls of trans fat was designed to reduce risk factors contributing to cardiovascular diseases.
Date: 18 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government will enforce Rule to provide Instructions for Products

The Consumer Protection Central Committee of Myanmar has said all businesses must have a product usage guide describing how products such as medicines should be consumed and goods like electronics used. The announcement will be followed by an official notification.
Date: 18 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government will enforce Rules to provide Instructions for Products

The Consumer Protection Central Committee of Myanmar has said all businesses must have a product usage guide describing how products such as medicines should be consumed and goods like electronics used. The announcement will be followed by an official notification.
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

MediShield Life Scheme (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 15 July 2018.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 465; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Intoxicating Substances (Approved Centres) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 1 July 2018.
Date: 29 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 431; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Misuse of Drugs (Approved Institutions) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 1 July 2018.
Date: 29 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 432; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Vaccination Law Safeguards, Accountability sought by Legislators

Potential side effects from vaccinations and responsibility for same was a topic of attention by National Assembly members at a debate on the newly drafted Law on Vaccination yesterday.

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Dental (Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify the exemption of MERS Dental Specialist Clinic of UKM Kesihatan Sdn Bhd from section 28 of the Dental Act 1971.

Registration of Pharmacists (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2018 Dental Act 2018 Medical (Amendment of Second Schedule) (No. 2) Order 2018 more

Government will enforce Rule to provide Instructions for Products

The Consumer Protection Central Committee of Myanmar has said all businesses must have a product usage guide describing how products such as medicines should be consumed and goods like electronics used. The announcement ...

Government will enforce Rules to provide Instructions for Products more

Bill seeks stiffer Fines vs Hospitals that detain Patients, Deceased

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - To put a stop to the practice of detaining patients and the deceased who fail to settle their hospital bills, hospital administrators may soon face a fine of PHP1 million and imprisonment of up to ...

House okays Bill vs Privatization of Public Hospitals Bill of the Health Facilities Regulation Act of 2018 Bill of the Patient’s Equity to Support Out-of-Pocket Expense Value Act of 2018 more

FDA Ban on Trans Fat meant to prevent Cardiovascular Diseases

BANGKOK, July 18 (NNT) - The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA)'s strict controls of trans fat was designed to reduce risk factors contributing to cardiovascular diseases.

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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