Cap. 633 Private Healthcare Facilities Ordinance was passed by the Legislative Council on 15 November 2018 and enacted on 2 July 2019. The full text of the Ordinance is available for viewing on the Hong Kong Government e-legislation website.
According to Professor Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health,
The new Ordinance will further protect patient safety and consumer rights through the introduction of a new regulatory regime for private healthcare facilities (PHFs). It will also facilitate the sustainable development of the healthcare system.
Four types of PHFs will be subject to regulation, namely hospitals, day procedure centres, clinics and health services establishments. We will commence the regulatory regime in phases based on the types of PHFs and their risk levels. Sufficient time would be allowed for existing operators to get prepared for the new regulatory regime.HKSARG, “Government welcomes passage of Private Healthcare Facilities Bill”, 15 November 2018, https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201811/15/P2018111500322.htm
Acquire licenses. To assist members to comply with the necessary requirements in the process of acquiring licenses for Private Healthcare Facilities.
- Gather healthcare industry views. To gather the views on the intended regulation from the private healthcare industry.
- Communicate with stakeholders and regulator. To reflect the views of the private healthcare industry to the relevant parties, stakeholders and the government.
- Advise on private practice standards. To set a standard for the practice of clinical medicine in the private sector.
- Accredit standards. To accredit the members in the level of standard attained in the provision of care.
- Educate on ways to improve. To advise members on the continuous quality improvement process in the delivery of healthcare.
- Help with patient complaints. To assist members in dealing with complaints from patients.
- Advise on medical protection. To advise members in obtaining appropriate medical and professional indemnity for their healthcare centers.
Dr KWOK Po Yin, Samuel
Dr MAK Yiu Kwong, Gary
Dr MOK Chun On
Dr YUEN Shi Yin, Nancy
Dr LEUNG Kwok Ling, Ares
Dr HSUE Chan Chee, Victor
Dr LI Chi Ngai, Anthony
Dr CHAN Hin Lee, Henry
Dr LEUNG Ping, Maurice
Dr LI Pui Ki, Lawrence
All council members are elected on their own right and not as representatives of the healthcare centers with which they are associated.