Key dates of the Ordinance

Bill gazetted: 2018-11-30

Registration commencement* (SecFHB):

    • Hospitals: 2019-07-02 [1]
      Registration period: 2019-07-02 – 2019-12-31 [2]. “Hospital licences issued under the Ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2021.”
    • Day Procedure Centres: January 2020 [1]
    • Clinics and Health Services Establishments: 2021 [1]

* Registration commencement refers to the end of provisional period, at which point all PHFs should practice with a license in Hong Kong.

External links

Private Healthcare Facilities Ordinance: Implementation Plan and Timeline. Department of Health, HKSARG
1.  “Hospital licence applications to open”, News.gov.hk, 2019-06-28.
2. “DH to accept applications for hospital licences under Private Healthcare Facilities Ordinance from July 2”, Pres Releases, HKSARG, 2019-06-28.

This page was last updated on 2019-06-28.