In the course of their studies in the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), students may need medical attention that requires surgery. For any surgery to be carried out on a Singapore Permanent Resident or an international student below 21 years of age, surgeons or consultants in hospitals in Singapore require a local guardian to be present at the hospital to give consent for surgery. In certain cases, a student above 21 years of age may also be required to produce a local guardian to endorse the surgery.
In order to avoid possible delays to any medical procedure or surgery, NTU requires a parent/guardian of each Singapore Permanent Resident or international student to provide the following:
- To appoint a guardian in Singapore ('Local Guardian') who will have the authority to consent to the surgery, on behalf of the parent/guardian. This Local Guardian should be informed of his/her role by the parent/guardian(s) and should be contactable by the student and NTU at any time. Please complete the
Appointment of Local Guardian Form (N2) if you have a guardian in Singapore and upload it online together with
Authorisation Form of Medical Procedures (N1) form before departure.
Original copy must be submitted to Student Affairs Office (SAO) during registration at Global Lounge.
- To authorise an NTU staff member to authorise or refuse consent for the surgery, on behalf of the parent(s), if neither a parent/guardian or a Local Guardian (if any) is contactable at the time of need. It is
compulsory to complete the
Authorisation Form of Medical Procedures (N1), and duly signed by parent(s)/guardian or Local Guardian (whichever applicable) and upload it
online before departure.
Original copy must be submitted to Student Affairs Office (SAO) during registration at Global Lounge. This authorisation is subject to the conditions.
a. NTU will make every reasonable effort to contact the parent/guardian(s) first if a student needs authorisation for a medical procedure or surgery. If the student or NTU is unable to contact the parent/guardian(s), NTU will contact the Local Guardian (if any); otherwise if the Local Guardian is not contactable, an NTU staff member will authorise or refuse consent for the medical procedure or surgery.
b. It is important that all Singapore Permanent Residents and international students coming to NTU have the attached form duly executed by their parents/guardian before arriving in Singapore. Please bear in mind that this procedure is meant to avoid delay to any surgery that may be required, and that reasonable effort will be made to contact their parent(s)/guardian before using the authorisations.