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Chinese Medicine

The Chinese Medicine Division of the Department of Health is, among others, responsible for :

  • the enforcement of the Chinese Medicine Ordinance, which was passed by the Legislative Council on 14 July 1999. The Ordinance provides for the regulation of the practice of Chinese medicine practitioners and the use, manufacture and trading of Chinese medicines.

  • providing professional and administrative support to the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong. The This link will open in a new windowChinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong, established under the Chinese Medicine Ordinance in September 1999, is responsible for implementing regulatory measures for Chinese medicine.

  • the development of standards for some commonly used Chinese Materia Medica. With the release of the "Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards (HKCMMS) Volume 8" in March 2017, eight editions of HKCMMS covering standards for a total of 275 CMM have been published. For details, please visit following hyperlink: This link will open in a new windowhttp://www.cmd.gov.hk/html/eng/hkcmms/cmmlist.html.

This photo demonstrates pamphlets issued by Chinese Medicine Division This photo demonstrates samples of Chinese herbal medicines of Chinese Medicine Ordinance

Major events related to Chinese Medicine :

  • 18-district roving exhibition on Chinese medicine (March to December 2017)

For more information about the Chinese Medicine Division, please visit This link will open in a new windowhttp://www.cmd.gov.hk.

  Last Revision Date : 28 Mar 2017