The Academy is committed to setting the highest standards for medical and dental specialists, and providing best practice guidelines they need to meet these standards.

Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) developed by Task Forces formed under the Academy’s Professionalism and Ethics Committee

Best Practice Guidelines on Genetic and Genomic Medicine

Click here for the set of BPG developed by the Task Force on Genetics and Genomics with a view to providing a clear ethical framework for the sound adoption and application of genetic technology and the many benefits it brings.

Best Practice Guidelines on Disclosure, Apology and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Click here for the set of BPG developed by the Task Force on Disclosure, Apology and Alternative Dispute Resolution to provide relevant guidance and advice in this area to medical and dental practitioners.

Note: The above BPGs are for guidance only and not intended to be prescriptive. They are developed from the perspectives of professionalism and ethics, on the basis of which medical and dental practitioners should exercise their clinical judgement, with regard to all clinical and other circumstances.

Guidelines on Procedural Sedation 

The Guidelines aims to promote safe and evidence-based practices in procedural sedation. View and download Guidelines on Procedural Sedation.

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 is issued by the Director of Health to provide standards for all day procedure centres licensed under the Ordinance. The Code of Practice for Day Procedure Centres 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 day procedure centres. The Code of Practice for Day Procedure Centres 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 formed by the Department of Health and the Academy, taken into account the legislation and regulatory standards of overseas jurisdictions with adaptation to local practice environment. View the Code of Practice for Day Procedure Centres on the Department of Health website at

Credentialling - Joint Efforts of the Academy and Colleges

The Academy supports the development of credentialling work, to recognise professional competence and to ensure patient safety. The Academy developed the credentialling system to enable only those medical and dental professionals who are properly trained and have the requisite knowledge and experience to perform high-risk procedures in appropriate settings. Academy Colleges have been requested to identify existing and emerging high-risk procedures for respective specialties and to develop common guidelines for credentialling. Since 2014, the Academy and its Colleges have been invited to comment on the credentialled activities being promulgated by the Hospital Authority. With unanimous consent and full support from all Academy Colleges, Credentialling Committee have been / are being established by each of the Colleges since 2016. Credentialled procedures for different specialties are also being identified and developed gradually. 

List of Credentialling Guidelines Introduced