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As of 2017, there are 11 legislations administered by the Ministry of Health:


No.Act / Order and RegulationsCommencement DateObjectives
1Mental Health Order, 20141 November 2014An Order to consolidate the laws relating to mental disorder and to provide for the admission, detention, lodging, care, treatment,rehabilitation and protection of persons who are mentally disordered and for related matters.
2Midwives Act [Cap 139]
Midwives Regulations
1 January 1956An Act to provide for the regulation and control of midwifery in Brunei Darussalam, the registration of midwives and all matters ancillary thereto.
3Medical Practitioners and 
Dentists Act [Cap 112]
1 January 1957An Act to provide for the registration of medical practitioners and dentist in Brunei Darussalam. 
This Act also establishes the Medical Board which consists of the Director-General of Medical Services as chairman and other members being duly qualified medical practitioners and dentists as His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam may appoint from time to time.
4Poisons Act [Cap 114]1 July 1957An Act to regulate the importation, possession, manufacture, compounding, storage, transport and sale of poisons.
5Nurses Registration Act [Cap 140]1 January 1968An Act to provide for the registration of nurses in Brunei Darussalam.
5aNurses Registration [Nursing Board for Brunei] 
Regulations, 2002
2002These Regulations provide for the 
establishment of the Nursing Board for Brunei including the members as well as proceedings of meetings for the Nursing Board.
6Public Health [Food]
Act [Cap 182]
1 January 2001An act to make specific provisions to regulate public health in respect of food and for matters connected therewith.
6aPublic Health [Food] Regulations1 January 2001Provisions in the Regulations include procedures for taking samples for the purpose of analysis, food labelling, permissible food additives and standards for use of water, steam or ice.
7Pharmacists Registration 
Order, 2001
1 July 2001This Order provides for the registration of pharmacists in Brunei Darussalam and the establishment of a Pharmacy Board with the Director of Pharmacy Services as chairman.
7aPharmacists Registration 
[Disciplinary] Rules, 2010
1 September 2010These Regulations provides for procedures for the Pharmacy Board in respect of disciplinary actions.
8Infectious Diseases Act [Cap 204]8 May 2003An Act to prevent the introduction and spread in Brunei Darussalam and the transmission from Brunei Darussalam, of infectious diseases.
8aInfectious Diseases [Quarantine] Regulations28 December 2006Among the provisions included in the Regulations are quarantine measures to which infected etc vessels arriving at any port in Brunei Darussalam may be subjected.
9Tobacco Order, 20051 June 2008An Order to prohibit advertisements relating to smoking, to control the use of tobacco products, to control the sale, promotion, packaging and trade description of tobacco products and to prohibit smoking in specified places and vehicles.
9aTobacco [Composition of  Offences] Regulations, 20071 June 2008These Regulations sets forth the offences in the Tobacco Order which can be compounded.
9bTobacco [Licensing of 
Importers, Wholesalers and 
Retailers], 2007
1 June 2008Under these Regulations, wholesalers, importers and retailers of tobacco products are required to be licensed with annual fees.
9cTobacco [Prohibition in Certain Places] [Amendment] 
Notification, 2012
1 June 2008Aside from government premises, hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, shopping complexes, eating places, restaurants, hotel lobbies, educational institutions smoking is also prohibited in recreational parks, markets, tamus, public staircases, lifts, toilets and airports.
9dTobacco [Labelling] 
Regulations, 2007
1 December 2008These Regulations provide for pictorial health warnings and labels for tobacco products.
10Medicines Order, 2007
1 January 2008 
(for cosmetic products)
1 January 2010 
(for medicinal products)
An Order to regulate the importation, registration, promotion, advertisement, clinical trial, transport, manufacture, storage and dispensing and sale of medicinal products and cosmetic products.
10aMedicines [Cosmetic Products]
Regulations, 2007
1 January 2008These Regulations provide for the regulation of importation, registration, promotion, advertisement and sale of cosmetic products in Brunei Darussalam.
10bMedicines [Licensing, 
Standard Provisions and 
Fees] Regulations, 2010
1 July 2010These Regulations provide for the issue of licenses – product, import, manufacture and wholesale - for medicinal products in Brunei Darussalam.
10cMedicines [Labelling] Regulations, 20101 July 2010Medicinal products in particular dispensed medicinal products by medical practitioners or dentists are required to be labelled accordingly.
​11​Allied Health Professions of Brunei Darussalam Order, 20178 February 2017​​The Allied Health Professions of Brunei Order, 2017 will bring Brunei Darussalam in line with the international standards that strive to ensure patient safety and high standard of health care, as well as to ensure the registered Allied Health Professionals are competent and fit to practise their professions within their scopes of practices.