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Code of Practice for Day Procedure Centres

The Private Healthcare Facilities Ordinance (the Ordinance) was gazetted on 30 November 2018 introducing a new regulatory regime for hospitals, day procedure centres, clinics and health services establishments. Pursuant to section 102 of the Ordinance, the Code of Practice for Day Procedure Centres (CoP) is issued by the Director of Health to provide standards for all day procedure centres (DPCs) licensed under the Ordinance. The CoP sets out the licensing standards in respect of the governance, staffing, facilities and equipment, service delivery, quality and safety of care, infection control, and other matters related to the operation of a DPC.

The CoP is drawn up with reference to the sets of core and procedure-specific standards developed by the Project Steering Committee on Standards for Ambulatory Facilities (PSC) formed by the Department of Health and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, taken into account the legislation and regulatory standards of overseas jurisdictions with adaptation to local practice environment.

The CoP can be accessed on the Department of Health website at www.orphf.gov.hk.

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