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The National Registry of Diseases Act allows the NRDO to access medical information, and collect data on various health conditions in Singapore.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) incorporates health conditions in phases into the legislation. They started with the Cancer Registry, which is the most established registry. The Donor Care Registry was included in 2009, with the Chronic Kidney Failure and Acute Myocardial Infarction registries added into the legislation in 2011.

Key areas of the National Registry of Diseases Act

1. Ensure submission of information covers all healthcare sectors
2. Control the amount and type of information that is collected
3. Protect privacy and ensure data security
4. Provide clarity and transparency about the use of information

Find out more about the NRD Act.

Additional information

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