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Committee to review Singapore Medical Council's disciplinary processes report

Published on Jul 24, 2014 3:26 PM

SINGAPORE - Nearly two years after the High Court lambasted the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) for how it handled a disciplinary hearing, a committee set up to review these processes has released its final report.

Most of the committee's recommendations are aimed at speeding up inquiries and improving legal processes - two areas which had previously been the focus of criticism.

It also suggested changes that would strengthen transparency, especially in the appeals process.

In 2012, the SMC formed its review committee after being castigated by the High Court over the way it handled disciplinary hearings.

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