Singapore - Extension Of ‘Sunrise Period’ For The Code Of Practice On Genetic / Genomic Testing Services Until 31 December 2020

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Singapore - Regulatory & Compliance

10 September, 2019

 

In June 2018, the Ministry of Health (“MOH”) released standards regarding the provision of Clinical Genetic / Genomic Testing (CGT) and Clinical Laboratory Genetic / Genomic Testing (LGT) Services. These standards were then issued as a “Code of Practice” in July 2018, accompanied by a one-year ‘sunrise period’ until July 2019, during which licensees could familiarise themselves and ensure compliance with the Standards.

 

The ‘sunrise period’ has now been extended by the MOH until 31 December 2020 and as such the Standards currently remain a Code of Practice. The Standards have not been amended since their first issuance in June 2018. However, the MOH will soon be reviewing the Standards in the first half of 2020, and transition them into Regulations under the upcoming Healthcare Services Act.

 

More information on the Code of Practice and the extension of the ‘sunrise period’ can be found here

 

Baker McKenzie

For further information, please contact:

 

Andy Leck, Principal, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow

andy.leck@bakermckenzie.com