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Life and Death – A Decade of Biomedical Law Making 2000–2010

Charles Lim Aeng Cheng

(2010) 22 SAcLJ 850

This article seeks to provide a survey and broad analysis of the law-making activities of the Singapore legislature in the context of global and national trends in biomedical and healthcare developments from 2000 to 2010 in the following areas: (a) regulation of complementary and alternative medicine; (b) epidemiology, infectious diseases and public health; (c) ethical issues in human organ transplantation; (d) mental capacity, mental health and competence issues; (e) regulation of medical and healthcare professionals; and (f) governance for biomedical research and biosafety.