The Academy provides professional guidance and advice on the following areas:
Clinical standards and clinical guidance in the management of patients;
The development of medical services and facilities for the respective medical specialties
The adoption and utilization of health technology;
The development of health and medical research;
The national-level requirements that should be put in place by the respective Specialist Training Committees (“STCs”) for the training of medical specialists
Any other medical related matters that may arise from time to time.
The Academy also provides professional guidance to Non-Governmental Organizations and other statutory boards that seek its assistance.
The Academy started receiving requests in November 2004 for Independent Expert Opinion from the Singapore Police Force for Coroner Cases. The Academy assists by coordinating with its College and Chapter’s for Nomination of the IME. The expert opinion is non-bias and free of conflict of interest, which assist in the investigations of the patient’s demise.
The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) grants temporary medical registration under the Medical Registration Act to cover the short period of time for visiting experts to perform clinical procedures, demonstrations at workshops or to perform surgical operations on selected patients in approved healthcare institutions. Many of these were experts who came to demonstrate at international conferences held in Singapore.
With effect from September 2007, the Academy was tasked with the important role of checking the veracity and recognition of the expertise of these foreign visiting experts by providing verification services to non-restructured institutions who wishes to bring in their own specialists to Singapore for short periods of time.
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