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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... To make a point about weaknesses in laws regulating doctors, the man fabricated news that an obstetrician, "Li Qian", had been charged with practicing medicine illegally because she ... comment that doctors helping patients beyond their registered clinics or hospitals were deemed to be practising illegally. Mainland law requires doctors to practice only at the address where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548827/man-punished-fake-news-doctor-was-convicted-illegally-delivering-baby
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... The incident sparked calls to strengthen supervision of the independent hospital and to amend the law to cover staff misconduct. Teaching staff who treat patients are not regulated or disciplined ... of the faculty- the only dental school in Hong Kong- from disciplinary control with open hearings. About 20 dentists in Hong Kong currently fall outside its jurisdiction, he said. Tso said the law should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... supply is now exhausted, the US manufacturer has said. Sierra Leone has passed a law threatening jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient, a common practice that the World Health Organisation believes has contributed to underestimation of the disease outbreak. The law, passed on Friday, imposed terms of up to two years for violators, said legislator Ansumana Jaiah Kaikai. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580366/british-citizen-ebola-being-evacuated-sierra-leone
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... may bring. People in Sierra Leone caught hiding an Ebola patient face up to two years' jail under a law passed on Friday. Despite initial assertions that the virus had been contained, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580067/fear-ebola-palpable-air-france-flight-freetown-paris
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Discharge law traps many healthy people in Chinese mental hospitals, experts say

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:23am by TING YAN

    ... with the discharge procedures. But in fact I can do all these things," Xu told the Sunday Morning Post. Last year, the mainland passed a mental-health law aimed at preventing a person from being wrongfully locked up on a psychiatric ward. But for people already inside the system who should be released- who desperately want to get out- the law offers little help. "Since the law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519392/discharge-law-traps-many-healthy-people-chinese-mental-hospitals-experts
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... Anne Yi anne.yi@scmp.com Draft law comes after a number of kindergarten drug scandals in recent months The authorities in the northeastern Jilin province are planning to ban kindergartens from giving pupils medicine without their parents’ permission. The draft law was reviewed at a provincial congress meeting on Monday, the New Culture Newspaper reported on Thursday. If passed, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563482/jilin-ban-schools-giving-pupils-medicine-without-parental-consent
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Authority by suggesting that it be readjusted to HK$15,000 instead of HK$19,000," the group's executive officer Den Law Mei-ha said. "But they refused and said HK$18,000 was the final ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573015/charity-given-deadline-huge-rent-rise
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... at medical services agency in Shenzhen Although such tests are against the law on the mainland, it is easy for expectant mainland mothers to find an “underground” medical services agency in Shenzhen ... charges sky-high fees. By law the Family Planning Association will perform abortions only in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy; there are legal restrictions on terminating long-term pregnancies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... overall by volume last year, according to the latest data available from Retail World, but there is no clear link to the plain-packaging laws. At the King of the Pack tobacconist in central ... of the Australian government, a vindication of the laws introduced in December 2012 that forced tobacco companies to replace logos and branding with graphic images of smoking-related diseases on an olive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465027/jury-still-out-year-after-australian-law-plain-packaging-cigarettes
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High-risk salons fined and warned

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... in a series of blunders at beauty salons since 2012. In response to these cases, the government plans to propose a new law this year to ban private premises without emergency life-saving facilities from carrying out complicated or especially risky treatments. Ahead of the planned new law, the department in November issued advisory notes requiring 15 cosmetic procedures with safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557056/high-risk-salons-fined-and-warned

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