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CONDITIONS FOR MAINTENANCE OF LISTING
1. To maintain listing in the Directory, an enrolled healthcare provider shall comply with the following throughout the period that his/her name is being listed in the Directory:
(a) an enrolled healthcare provider shall continuously provide the primary care services provided in paragraph 1(b) of the Terms and Conditions; and
(b) applicable to enrolled registered medical practitioners only :
(i) an enrolled registered medical practitioner who is not taking Continuing Medical Education (“CME”) Programme for specialists shall participate in the “Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME Programme for Specialists” approved by the Medical Council of Hong Kong (“MCHK”) and shall accumulate the required points for obtaining a yearly CME Certificate issued by the MCHK or for becoming qualified to quote the title “CME-Certified” as approved by MCHK after the end of each CME-cycle.
(ii) an enrolled registered medical practitioner who is a specialist included in the Specialist Register of the MCHK shall participate in and comply with the CME requirements relevant to his/her specialty as may be determined by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (“HKAM”).
(c) applicable to enrolled registered dentists only :
(i) an enrolled registered dentist who is not taking Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) Programme for specialists shall participate in the “CPD Programme for Practising Dentists” approved by the Dental Council of Hong Kong (“DCHK”) and shall accumulate the required points for becoming eligible for the issue of a CPD Certificate by DCHK after the end of each CPD-cycle.
(ii) an enrolled registered dentist who is a specialist included in the Specialist Register of the DCHK shall participate in and comply with the CPD requirements relevant to his/her specialty as may be determined by the HKAM.
(d) applicable to enrolled registered Chinese medicine practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners with limited registration or listed Chinese medicine practitioners only :
(i) an enrolled registered Chinese medicine practitioner shall participate in the Continuing Education in Chinese Medicine (“CME”) approved by the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong (“CMCHK”) and shall accumulate the required points for becoming eligible for the renewal of the practising certificate.
(ii) an enrolled Chinese medicine practitioner with limited registration or listed Chinese medicine practitioner shall have records of participating in continuing education in Chinese medicine.
2. The Department of Health conducts regular checking of CME/ CPD status of healthcare providers enrolled in the Directory.
(a) Applicable to enrolled medical practitioners
(i) For specialists, the specialist registration status is checked against the Specialist Register of the MCHK (www.mchk.org.hk/english/list_register/specialist_list.php);
(ii) For non-specialists, CME status is checked against the lists of doctors with valid title of "CME-Certified" (www.mchk.org.hk/english/cme/cme_certified_title.html) and the lists of doctors awarded with CME Certificates for any one of the three years preceding the checking (www.mchk.org.hk/english/cme/cme_certificates_ended.html).
(b) Applicable to enrolled registered dentists
(i) For specialists, the specialist registration status is checked against the Specialist Register of the DCHK (www.dchk.org.hk/en/list/list.htm);
(ii) For non-specialists, CPD status is checked against the lists of dentists who have met the CPD requirements set by the DCHK in the three years preceding the checking (www.dchk.org.hk/en/cpd/index.htm).
3. The account of an enrolled healthcare provider would be inactivated if he/she is found not fulfilling the maintenance requirements for listing in the Directory upon CME/CPD checking.

For information on reactivation of account in the Directory, please refer to “Reactivation of Account”.

For more information about CME/ CPD programmes, please visit the website of Primary Care Office - “Continuing Education and Development”.
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