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Licensing Scheme for Drug Dependent Persons Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres

  

Image The Drug Dependent Persons Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres (Licensing) Ordinance (Chapter 566, Laws of Hong Kong)
 
 

The Drug Dependent Persons Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres (Licensing) Ordinance(Chapter 566, Laws of Hong Kong) (the Ordinance) commenced operation on 1 April 2002. The Ordinance provides for the control of drug dependent persons treatment and rehabilitation centres (DTRCs) through a licensing system administered by the Director of Social Welfare, to ensure that drug dependent persons can receive services in a properly managed and physically secure environment, thereby protecting their well-being.

Any person who operates or exercises control over the management of a DTRC without a valid licence/certificate of exemption commits an offence. The maximum penalty on the first conviction is a fine at level 6 ($100,000 at present) and imprisonment for 6 months, and in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine of $5,000 for each day can be imposed. On subsequent conviction, the maximum penalty is a fine at level 6 and imprisonment for one year, and in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine of $10,000 for each day can be imposed.

 
 
Image Licence/Certificate of Exemption
 
 

According to the Ordinance, all DTRCs which come into existence and which want to commence operation on or after 1 April 2002 should be subject to regulation by the issue of licences. For DTRCs that have existed before the commencement of the Ordinance, applications for certificates of exemption or licences must be made between 1 April 2002 and 30 June 2002 inclusive to the Licensing Office of Drug Dependents Treatment Centres (LODTC) which is responsible for enforcing the Ordinance. The Ordinance is applicable to subvented, self-financing, non-profit-making and private DTRCs.

The Code of Practice for Drug Dependent Persons Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres, which sets out principles, procedures or guidelines for the operation, management or other control of DTRCs, was issued by the Social Welfare Department in December 2001.

 
 
Image You may click the following items for browsing or downloading relevant information:
 
  Ordinance and Code of Practice
 
 
$d   Drug Dependent Persons Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres (Licensing) Ordinance
$d   Code of Practice for Drug Dependent Persons Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres
            PDF Document                Word documentMS Word Document
 
  Relevant Forms/Pamphlets
 
 
Name of Form/Pamphlet Download
How to Apply for a Licence Under the Drug Dependent Persons Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres (Licensing) Ordinance  PDF Document
 PDF(text-based)
Notes for Renewal Application for a Licence or Certificate of Exemption   PDF Document
Authorized Persons' Register
 
Fire Services Installations and Equipment Contractors
Accepted / Approved Fire Services Installations and Equipment Click this link to the relevant website
Application / Renewal Form for a Licence / Certificate of Exemption [LODTC 1]   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Fit Person Statement [LODTC 1 Annex A]   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Employees Record [LODTC 2]   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Skeleton Volunteers Record [LODTC 2(a)]   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Notification of Convictions & Authorisation Form [LODTC 5 & Annex A1]   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Certificate of Accepted Building Materials and Products, and Schedule of Building Materials and Products (Revised in October 2010) [LODTC 6 & Annex A2 / A3]   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Certificate of Completion / Annual Inspection / Maintenance of Gas Installations   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Quarterly Statistics (Eng) (Revised as at 6_2011)   PDF Document
Word document MS Excel Document
Application For Extension of Grace Period [LODTC 7]   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Progress Report on Extension of Grace Period [LODTC 8]   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Guidelines on Licensing Requirements for a Treatment Centre Operating on a Ship   PDF Document
Checklist for Drug Dependent Persons Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Obtaining a Licence (April 2010 Revised Edition)   PDF Document
 
  Sample Record Forms for DTRCs' reference only
 
 
Name of Form/Report Download
Report on Drug Management   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Report on Fire, Accident and Emergency   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Report on Resident's Property   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Fire Drill Report   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
Record of Programmes and Activities   PDF Document
Word document MS Word Document
 
  Important Circular Letters to DTRCs
 
 
Name of Circular Letter Download
Vigilance against Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease and Acute Gastroenteritis   PDF Document
Precautionary Measures during Typhoon   PDF Document
Integrity and Corruption Prevention Guide on Managing Relationship with Public Servants   PDF Document
Water Use Tips and Tips for Using Wall-mounted Dispensers    PDF Document
Revision on Code of Practice for Drug Dependent Persons Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres   PDF Document
Vigilance against Acute Gastroenteritis   PDF Document
Action Plan for Enhancing Drinking Water Safety in Hong Kong   PDF Document
Arrival of the 2017/18 Winter Influenza Season in Hong Kong   PDF Document
A One-off Extra Allowance for Social Security Recipients Living in Drug Dependent Persons Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres   PDF Document
Anti-mosquito, Rodent Prevention Measures and Prevention and Control of Biting Midges    PDF Document
Four local cases of dengue fever in 2018   PDF Document
Update on local dengue fever cases in 2018   PDF Document
 
 
Image Licensing Office of Drug Dependents Treatment Centres
 
  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 24/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel. No. 2116 3592
Fax. No. 2119 9057
Email lodtcenq@swd.gov.hk

 

 


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