June 2015

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This is to inform that under this act, any information of the patient kept in the clinic will not be disclosed to any third party without the prior written consent from the patient.

The consent letter from the patient shall be original, and shall contain the following information:

1. The patient’s name, NRIC no, contact telephone number, address and signature
2. The witness name, NRIC no, contact telephone number, address and signature
3. Date of consent given
4. To whom the consent letter is intended for.
5. For what exact purpose of the consent is intended for.

The consent letter shall be signed by the patient in the clinic witnessed by the clinic staff. If the patient is not present and the consent letter is brought by a third party, that person has to be the witness of the signature of the patient and his/her Identity Card shall be verified and photocopied by the clinic staff for responsibility over the genuineness of the consent.

If the clinic in any circumstances is not satisfied with the genuineness of the consent, the clinic has the right to refuse disclosure of any of the patient’s information.

In case of any dispute, the patient himself/herself has to be present and put down the signature in front of the doctor for consenting to disclose his/her own information to the third party, after proper explanation by the doctor.

A consent letter will be valid for only one occasion, and for only one purpose.

All disclosure of the patient’s information will be via written document. Any oral or telephone enquiry will not be entertained.

Any person reaching the age of 18 years old will be considered adult and no other person including his/her parents or spouse has the right to obtain the patient’s information without his/her own consent.

All the above can only be overruled by the court of law.