Needed: One healthcare standard in Malaysia

It is time for the PHFSA to be amended for it to apply to all healthcare facilities and services irrespective of whether they are in the public or private sector.

Healthcare is heavily regulated. There are 33 laws listed on the Health Ministry’s website (

The only Act that specifies standards for healthcare facilities and services is the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act (PHFSA), which has been in force since 2006.

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