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III. The Medical Council of Hong Kong

The Medical Council of Hong Kong was founded to assure and promote quality in the medical profession in order to protect patients, foster ethical conduct, and develop and maintain high professional standards. Empowered by the Medical Registration Ordinance (Cap. 161), the Medical Council maintains a register of eligible medical practitioners, administers the Licensing Examination, issues guidelines and a Professional Code of Conduct, exercises regulatory and disciplinary powers over the profession, and answers general enquiries from doctors and the public.


All registered medical practitioners in Hong Kong are governed by the Code of Professional Conduct issued by the Medical Council. The Code is freely available to the public, and published on the website.


All registered medical practitioners are required to follow the Code. Contravention of this Code may render a registered medical practitioner liable to disciplinary proceedings by the Medical Council.