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- Licensing Scheme for Residential Care Homes for the Elderly

Licensing Scheme for Residential Care Homes for the Elderly

  

The Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Ordinance (Chapter 459, Laws of Hong Kong)
 
 

The Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Ordinance (Chapter 459, Laws of Hong Kong) (the Ordinance) and the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation (Chapter 459 Subsidiary Legislation) were fully implemented on 1 June 1996. The Ordinance provides for the control of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs) through a licensing system administered by the Director of Social Welfare, to ensure that the residents of RCHEs receive services of acceptable standards physically, emotionally and socially.

Any person who operates, keeps, manages or in any other way has control of a residential care home for the elderly without a valid licence commits an offence. The maximum penalty on conviction is a fine at level 6 ($100,000 at present) and imprisonment for two years, and in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine of $10,000 for each day can be imposed.

 
 
Licensing-related Information of RCHEs
 
  Licences
 
 
$d     Subvented and Contract Homes Providing Subsidised Places
$d     Self-financing Homes and Contract Homes Providing Non-subsidised Places
$d     Private Homes Participating in the Enhanced Bought Place Scheme
$d     Private Homes
 
  Records of Conviction, Warning and Cancellation or Refusal to Renew Licence
 
 
$d     Conviction Records of RCHEs
$d     Warning Records of RCHEs
$d     Records of Cancellation or Refusal to Renew Licence of RCHEs
 
 
Lists of RCHEs
 
 
$d     Lists of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly
 
 
Circular Letters and/or Guidelines issued by the Licensing Office of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly
 
 
$d     Management Letter
 
 
Ordinance, Regulation and Code of Practice
 
 
$d     The Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Ordinance, Cap. 459
$d     The Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation, Cap. 459A
$d     Code of Practice for Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) January 2020 (Revised Edition)
$d     Code of Practice for Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) - Annexes January 2020 (Revised Edition)
$d     Code of Practice for Residential Care Homes (Nursing Homes) for the Elderly (Chinese version only)
 
 
Relevant References/Resources of Code of Practice for Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) January 2020 (Revised Edition)
 
 
$d      Form Templates

 
Guide on Drug Management in Residential Care Homes
 
 
$d   Guide on Drug Management in Residential Care Homes, Chapter 1 -3 (Chinese Version Only)
          PDF Document  PDF Document
 
 
$d   Guide on Drug Management in Residential Care Homes, Chapter 4 - 6 (Chinese Version Only)
      PDF Document  PDF Document
 
Health Worker Training Courses and Registration as a Health Worker
 
 
For matters relating to Health Worker Training Course and Health Worker Registration, please click here.
 
   
Licensing Office of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly (LORCHE)
 
  For any enquiry, suggestion or complaint about the service of RCHEs, please contact LORCHE at the following office hours:
 
  Office Hours
  Monday to Friday :
      8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday
 
  Means of Contact
 
Address 6/F, THE HUB, 23 Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Tel. No. 3184 0729 or 2834 7414
Fax No. 2574 4176 or 3106 3058
Email [email protected]