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Office for Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities

The Office for Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities (ORPHF), formerly the Office for Registration of Healthcare Institutions (ORHI), is established in April 2016.

Its Licensing Division oversees the licensing and regulatory functions under This link will open in a new windowthe Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Maternity Homes Registration Ordinance (Cap. 165), This link will open in a new windowthe Medical Clinics Ordinance (Cap. 343); and This link will open in a new windowthe Private Healthcare Facilities Ordinance (Cap. 633), and assist the Hong Kong Police Force in the investigation of suspected illegal medical practice.

The Quality and Standards Division oversees exemption of small practice clinics under This link will open in a new windowthe Private Healthcare Facilities Ordinance (Cap. 633), development of standards and specifications for private healthcare facilities, provide secretariat and/or research support to advisory committees and committee on complaints, support the Food and Health Bureau in private hospital development, and assist Education Bureau in school health matters under This link will open in a new windowthe Education Ordinance (Cap. 279).

For further information about the Office for Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities, please visit This link will open in a new windowhttps://www.orphf.gov.hk/en.

  Last Revision Date : 30 Oct 2020