Doctors welcome MOH move to get High Court to review SMC judgment on $100k fine case

There was great concern among the medical fraternity that this judgment would lead to the practice of defensive medicine.
There was great concern among the medical fraternity that this judgment would lead to the practice of defensive medicine.PHOTO: ST FILE

Doctors welcomed the Ministry of Health's (MOH) decision to have the High Court review the Singapore Medical Council's (SMC) disciplinary tribunal judgment against Dr Lim Lian Arn.

The tribunal had imposed a $100,000 fine on Dr Lim for not telling his patient about possible side effects of a commonly used steroid injection.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 21, 2019, with the headline 'Doctors welcome MOH move to get High Court to review SMC judgment'. Subscribe