Department of Health (Hong Kong)
Department of Health 衞生署 Agency overview Headquarters 21/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East Employees 4,669  Annual budget 3,077.6m HKD (2007-08)  Agency executive Dr PY Lam, JP, Director of Health Parent agency Food and Health Bureau Website www.dh.gov.hk
Hong Kong's Department of Health (Chinese: 衞生署) is responsible for healthcare policies and the provision of basic healthcare services. The public hospitals are managed by the Department's Hospital Authority. The Department reports to the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau.
The top official in this department is the Director of Health, and is now held by Dr Ping-Yan LAM.
The Department of Health provides its board range and diverse services to Hongkongers through different divisions, offices, and centres. The following is a list of them:
Centre for Health Protection  Child Assessment Service  Chinese Medicine Clinical Genetic Service Dental Service Elderly Health Service  Family Health Service Forensic Pathology Service Medical Device Control Office  Methadone Clinics Office for Registration of Healthcare Institutions Pharmaceutical Service  Port Health Professional Development and Quality Assurance  Radiation Health Unit Registration of Health Professionals Student Health Service  Tobacco Control Office 
Hong Kong Drug Registration
The Department of Health's Pharmaceutical Service is responsible for drug registration in Hong Kong under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance (Chapter 138). All drugs sold in Hong Kong are required to be registered with a number in order to be sold in Hong Kong. The number consists of a prefix HK followed by 5 numbers (e.g. HK-05628).
- Immunisation Programme in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Society of Medical Informatics
Food and Health Bureau (Hong Kong)Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department • Department of Health • Food and Environmental Hygiene Department • Government Laboratory
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