Letter dated 23 December 2020 from Expert Panel on HIV Infection of Health Care Workers ("the Expert Panel")
A letter has been received from the Expert Panel updating the Chiropractors Council on its function and work. The letter is now attached for reference by members of Chiropractic Profession. Registrants are advised to refer to the recommendations as set out in the letter, and to access the website of the Expert Panel for further information, or to contact the Expert Panel when the need arises.
All registered chiropractors shall comply with the following statutory requirements under the Chiropractors Registration Ordinance (the Ordinance) and the Code of Practice ：
- Section 12(1) and 24(i) – Holding of a valid practising certificate
- A registered person shall not practise chiropractic in Hong Kong unless he is the holder of a practising certificate which is then in force.
- It is a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment under section 24(i) of the Ordinance for a person not being the holder of a practising certificate then in force to practise chiropractic.
- If a registered chiropractor does not apply for renewal of his practising certificate before the expiry of his current practising certificate, the Secretary shall, on the expiry of the current practising certificate, note in the register that the certificate has not been renewed.
- Section 8(3) – Reporting of updated addresses
- A person whose name is entered in the Register shall within 28 days notify the Secretary of any change of his personal particulars (such as name, correspondence/practising addresses, etc.).
All registered chiropractors should also note the following –
- Section 15(1) – Removal of name from the register
- The Secretary may remove the name of a registered chiropractor from the register if he is satisfied that the chiropractor has-
- applied to discontinue his registration;
- for 6 months following the expiry of his current practising certificate under section 12(3) or (4), failed to apply for a practising certificate to be issued to him under section 12(2);
- ceased to hold a qualification by virtue of which he was registered; or
- failed to notify a change of details required under section 8(3).
- Section 16(1)(f) – Disciplinary offences
- A registered chiropractor commits a disciplinary offence if he has been convicted in Hong Kong or elsewhere of an offence which may bring the profession of chiropractic into disrepute.