Regulation of Chinese Medicine Practitioners > Practising Certificate

Under section 76 of the Chinese Medicine Ordinance, a registered Chinese medicine practitioner shall hold a practising certificate in force if he wishes to practise Chinese medicine in Hong Kong. The practising certificate is valid for a period not exceeding 3 years and is renewable after expiry. A registered Chinese medicine practitioner may apply to the Registrar of Chinese Medicine Practitioners in writing for issue or renewal of a practising certificate. The application shall be accompanied by a prescribed fee and the following documents :

  1. a completed application form;
  2. a declaration as to whether the applicant has been convicted of any offence punishable with imprisonment or has been found guilty of misconduct in a professional respect in Hong Kong or elsewhere since registration or last renewal of the practising certificate; and
  3. in the case of renewal, such documents or certificates in relation to continuing education in Chinese medicine as may be required by the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board.

After a registered Chinese medicine practitioner submitted a duly completed application form to the Secretariat of the Chinese Medicine Council and paid the prescribed fee, he shall be deemed to have obtained the practising certificate until his application is being accepted or rejected. If a registered Chinese medicine practitioner practises Chinese medicine without a valid practising certificate for a period exceeding 6 months since his first registration or since the expiry of his practising certificate, the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board may order his name to be removed from the Register of Chinese Medicine Practitioners.


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