1923 - Introduction of legislation for the control of the Practice of Midwifery and the training of midwifes in the Straits Settlement and subsequently in the other states of the Malay Peninsular.
1950 - Nursing Legislation
Nurses Act and the establishment of the Nurses Registration Ordinance, to control the practice of nursing which provided for the setting up of the Nursing Board for controlling the training and registration as regards to the practice of nursing.
- Development of syllabus andcurriculum for the Basic Nurse Training.
- Theregulation for the conduct of final examination.
- Theissuing of the Nurse Training Certificate.
- The Regulation to control the pratice of nursing though registration and issue of Nursing Registration Certrificate and Registration Badge.
1956 - The Nurses Registration Regulation.
1961 - The first private nursing school in Malaysia was established at the Assunta Hospital. It was called the Tun Tan Cheng Cock College of Nursing.
1969 - Extension of the Act to Sarawak.
1978 - Extension of the Act to Sabah.
1985 - Nurses Registration Regulation 1985. Implementation of the Annual Practicing Certificate.
1966 - The Midwives Act 1966 establishes a Midwifes Boards provides for the registration of nurse-midwifes and regulates the practice of midwifery in the country.
1971 - The Midwives (Registration) Regulation, 1971, requiring all midwives to apply for registration. (TBA, up to 1st August 1972)
1990 - Act Revised – 1990 (Reopened to TBA within the next 10 years).