Preparation is well under way for various campaigns and activities in 2019, as the FPHC and fellow private practitioners join hands to transition into the new regime. (Activities details subject to change)
Transitional Arrangement Seminars for Prospective Licensees of Private Healthcare Facilities
The Federation will conduct regular briefings for representatives of private healthcare facilities on the passage of the Private Healthcare Facilities Bill and the associated regulatory regime. It will collect inquiries from healthcare providers and communicate with the Office for Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities under the Department of Health and other public sector stakeholders as needed. Information on the licensing and inspection process will be disseminated to local healthcare professionals as well as members of the general public.
License Acquisition Consultation for PHF Applicants
Aim: The Federation will assist in members’ applications for full and provisional Day Procedure Centre Licenses or Clinic Licenses in a manner compliant with guidelines as set out by the Department of Health. Where applicable, the Federation will facilitate their appointment of Chief Medical Executives, establishment of Medical Advisory Committees, and the specification of the scale and scope of clinic services in their applications. In the process, operators of existing and new clinic can ensure that they adhere to new regulatory requirements and best practices at their premises, thereby raising their facilities and service standards.
Code of Practice (under s.102) Standards and Specifications issuance
- The Federation will compile a Draft Code of Practice, including standards and specifications, as stipulated in section 102 of the Private Healthcare Facility Ordinance.
- The compilation, which is now under way, is conducted in consultation with the Department of Health and existing private facilities.
- Once completed, the draft will be circulated among institutional members of the Federation for review and finalisation.
Once the ordnance comes into operation in Hong Kong, members may make use of the code of practice in clinical operation and publish it to the general service users per requirements of section 102.7.