18 Jul 2008
You may wish to know that amendments to the Employees' Compensation Ordinance ("the ECO") (Cap.282) made under the Certification for Employee Benefits (Chinese Medicine) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2006 will become effective on 1 September 2008. The amendments apply to claims for compensation or other rights, obligations or liabilities in respect of the employee's injuries (including occupational diseases as prescribed by this Ordinance) caused by accidents arising out of and in the course of employment happening on or after 1 September 2008
The objective of the amendments is to recognise the medical treatment, examination and certification given by registered Chinese medicine practitioners for the purpose of employees' entitlement to benefits under the ECO.
You may access to the relevant booklet at the homepage of the Labour Department http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/. The Chinese version of the booklet can also be downloaded from http://www.labour.gov.hk/public/. If you have enquiries on the amendments as well as other provisions of the ECO, please contact the hotline of the Labour Department at 2717 1771. This hotline is handled by the Integrated Call Centre.
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