Chinese Medicine Division

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Welcome to the homepage of the Chinese Medicine Division of the Department of Health.

The Chinese Medicine Division is responsible for the enforcement of Chinese Medicine Ordinance (Cap. 549), which was passed by the Legislative Council in July 1999. The Ordinance provides for the regulation of the practice of Chinese medicine practitioners and the use, manufacture and trading of Chinese medicines.

A statutory body, the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong, was established in September 1999 under the Ordinance. The Chinese Medicine Division provides professional and administrative support to the Council in devising and implementing regulatory measures for Chinese medicine.

Chinese Medicine Division also serves public health functions which include providing professional input for investigation and response management of adverse events related to use of Chinese medicines, communicating and collaborating with stakeholders in Chinese medicine field for prevention and control of disease and providing public education on Chinese medicine.

This website serves as a communication bridge between you and our Division. Through the website, you can obtain many useful information related to Chinese medicine. Besides, information about the development and regulation of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong is also available here.