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About HSA

Our mission is to wisely regulate health products, serve the administration of justice, secure the nation's blood supply and safeguard public health.

What we do

About us - Applied Sciences

Applied sciences

We serve the administration of justice with the use of forensic medicine, forensic science and analytical chemistry testing.

Blood services

We secure the nation’s blood supply by ensuring a safe and adequate blood supply for public and private hospitals.

About us - Blood services
About us - Health products regulation

Health products regulation

We regulate health products to meet standards of safety, quality and efficacy.

Our world today has grown even more volatile and unpredictable. As we navigate the challenges in our second decade with the highest scientific, professional and ethical standards, we will always remain true to our core values.

Dr Choong May Ling, Mimi, CEO of HSA Read more

DRIVING TRANSFORMATION: HSA Annual Report 2019/20

In today’s rapidly changing landscape of scientific and technological advancements, transformation is what will help us to grow and keep up with the needs of our stakeholders. At HSA, we are driving transformation from the core, and putting new strategies and plans into action.


HSA Milestones

  • The Food Safety Division was transferred to the Singapore Food Agency under its National Centre for Food Science on 1 Apr.
  • The minimum legal age for smoking was raised to 19, and will be progressively raised to 21 in 2021.

  • Biology Division, in collaboration with the Singapore Police Force, introduced the use of Y-chromosomal DNA analysis for enhanced detection of male perpetrators.
  • The prohibition on the possession, purchase, or use of emerging and imitation tobacco products, which include electronic vaporisers kicked in.
  • The ban on the Corydalis yanhusuo herb and Chinese Proprietary Medicines containing the naturally occurring substance tetrahydropalmatine was lifted.

  • HSA implemented universal Zika Nucleic Acid Test screening on all blood donations.
  • A MOU was signed with the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS), Mexico.
  • The Point-of-Sale Display Ban on tobacco products took effect from August.