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Name: The Advance Medical Directive Act 1996 (No. 16 of 1996).
Country: Singapore
Subject(s): Medical care and sickness benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1996-05-17
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, Acts Supplement, 1997-01-17, No. 1, pp. 1-15 (INFORM - P60703)
ISN: SGP-1996-L-46348
Bibliography: Government Gazette, Acts Supplement, 1997-01-17, No. 1, pp. 1-15 (INFORM - P60703)
Singapore Statutes Online Singapore Statutes Online Advance Medical Directive Act (1997 Revised Edition), Attorney-General's Chambers and the Managing for Excellence Office, MOF, Singapore (consulted on 2004-07-27)
Abstract/Citation: Allows persons over the age of 21 to make an advance medical directive indicating their wish not to be subjected to extraordinary life-sustaining treatments in the event of a terminal illness. Provides for medical practitioners' duties in such cases and relieves physicians of liability if medical treatment is withheld from a patient in accordance with the Act. Assures confidentiality of advance medical directives and makes it an offence to require such directives for the purposes of insurance policies. The Act shall not be interpreted as an authorization of euthanasia or mercy killing.
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