Regulation of Chinese Medicine Practitioners > Fees

Adjustment to the prescribed fees for the registration of Chinese Medicine Practitioners, the Licensing Examination and related matters

The registration system for Chinese Medicine Practitioners has been implemented since 2000. Under the Chinese Medicine Ordinance, the Practitioners Board shall, in performing statutory functions related to the registration of Chinese Medicine Practitioners and the Licensing Examination, charge the prescribed fees as stipulated in the Chinese Medicine Practitioners (Fees) Regulation at levels sufficient to achieve full-cost recovery.

After the fee adjustment in 2006, the Government has conducted a review of the costs early 2015 and proposed adjustment to some of the fees. Following the scrutiny of the proposed fee adjustment and the subsequent passage of the Chinese Medicine Practitioners (Fees) (Amendment) Regulation 2015 by the Legislative Council, the new rate of the fees take effect from 1 January 2016 as follows:

Item
Old fee
New fee
1.
Application for registration as a registered Chinese medicine practitioner
$885
$1,020
2.
Application for or renewal of registration as a registered Chinese medicine practitioner with limited registration
$960
$1,100
3.
Restoration to the Register
$665
$575
4.
Application for the issue or renewal of a practising certificate
$1,225
$1,330
5.
Duplicate of Practising Certificate for Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner
$125
$125
(unchanged)
6.
Application for taking the Licensing Examination
$1,120
$1,340
7.
Taking Licensing Examination – Part I
$2,030
$2,340
8.
Taking Licensing Examination – Part II
$2,960
$3,550
9.
Review of results of the Licensing Examination – Part I
$785
$940
10.
Review of results of the Licensing Examination – Part II
$900
$1,080
11.
Verbatim record of proceedings of an inquiry against a Chinese medicine practitioner – every 72 words or less
$43
$43
(unchanged)
12.
Certificate verifying registration in the Register
$280
$320
13.
Certified copy of an entry in the Register
$295
$340
14.
Duplicate of a certificate of passing the Licensing Examination
$110
$125
15.
Certificate of standing
$280
$320