|Things You Should Know Before Making A Complaint To SMC|
Is Singapore Medical Council ('SMC') the right place for you to lodge your complaint?
1. Under Section 39(1) of the Medical Registration Act, the SMC only looks into issues related to:
- complaint touching on the conduct of a registered medical practitioner in his professional capacity or on his improper act or conduct which brings disrepute to his profession;
- information on the conviction of a registered medical practitioner of any offence implying a defect in character which makes him unfit to practise as a medical practitioner;
- complaint that the professional services provided by a registered medical practitioner are not of the quality which is reasonable to expect of him; or
- information touching on the physical or mental fitness to practise of a registered medical practitioner
2. Please note that your complaint should relate to those stated above and must have a cause of action. The list of causes of action are non-exhaustive and may include:
- Professional misconduct;
- Complaints relating to issues of medical ethics and standards; and
- Complaints relating to the physical or mental fitness of the medical practitioner to practise.