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CODE OF PRACTICE


FOR


RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES


(ELDERLY PERSONS)






October 2005
(Revised Edition)

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elderly and attend to safety and health at work, in particular, the proper
manual handling technique and good infection control practice in elderly
care.








9.6 Relief Staff

Relief staff are required to be arranged if there are staff on casual, vacation or

sick leave so as to ensure that a residential care home for the elderly can at any time
meet the minimum staffing requirements as set out in Schedule 1 to the Residential
Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation.



9.7 Changes in Staff Employment

The operator shall inform the Director of Social Welfare, in writing within 14

days, of any change in the employment of a home manager under Section 11(3) of the
Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation. It is the responsibility of the
home manager to submit to the Director of Social Welfare a list of staff employed by
an operator within 14 days if so required by the Director in writing under Section
15(1) of the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation. A home
manager shall at least once every 3 months inform the Director of Social Welfare in
writing of any change in the list of staff employed under Section 15(2) of the
Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation. For the aforesaid changes in
staff employment, the operator/home manager is also required to submit updated
Staff Employment Record (Annex B).



9.8 Importation of Workers

The operator is encouraged to employ local workers as far as possible.

Should employment of imported workers be required, the operator and home
manager should observe the terms and conditions of employment for workers
imported under the Supplementary Labour Scheme. Such terms and conditions are
stipulated in the employment contract. The operator may be legally responsible for
any violation of the immigration and labour laws and regulations in relation to the
imported workers.

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CHAPTER 10


HEALTH WORKER


10.1 Application

Any person who wishes to be registered as a health worker should apply in

the form specified in Annex F to the Licensing Office at Room 2354, 23/F, Wu
Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.



10.2 Qualification

10.2.1 Section 4 of the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation

provides that a person who :

(a) has completed a course of training approved by the Director of

Social Welfare in writing either generally or in any particular case;
or


(b) by reason of his/her education, training, professional experience

and skill in health work satisfies the Director of Social Welfare
that he/she is a suitable person to be registered as a health worker;


shall be qualified to be registered as a health worker for the purposes of

employment at a residential care home.

10.2.2 For the purpose of para. 10.2.1 (a) above, a course of training approved

by the Director of Social Welfare includes :


(a) A training course for health workers jointly organized by the
Social Welfare Department and the College of Nursing, Hong
Kong (formerly known as The Hong Kong Nurses Association
& The Hong Kong College of Nursing);


(b) For those trainees who have successfully completed a training
course at (a) above and have been issued with Attendance
Certificates only, a supplementary course for Attendance
Certificates holders jointly organized by the Social Welfare
Department and the College of Nursing, Hong Kong;

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No.



Name of the Course


Name of Training Body


Date of Written
Approval
by DSW



Enquiry Tel. No./web site


9. Health Workers Training Course


Delia Memorial Evening Course –
Taikoo Shing



20 November 2003 6097 9352


10. Training Course for Health Workers


New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Association
Jockey Cub New Life Institute of
Psychiatric Rehabilitation




15 October 2004 2332 4343 ( )
or

www.nlpra.org.hk

11. Health Worker Training Course


Fu Hong Society


21 February 2005 2744 6850 ( )
or

http://www.fuhong.org

12. Health Worker Training Course


Haven of Hope Christian Service


8 April 2005 2703 2000 ( )
or

www.hohcs.org.hk

13. Higher Diploma in Community
Education (Gerontology)



Hong Kong Institute of Vocational
Education (Lee Wai Lee)

25 May 2005 2339 9778 ( )
2794 6868 ( )

or
http://www.vtc.edu.hk/ive/lwl/childcare/home.htm

14. Health Care Assistant & Health
Worker Combine Training Course



St. Paul’s Hospital Patient Resource
Centre



30 June 2005 2890 6008 244

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Annex H
The List of Notifiable Diseases (as at August 2005)

The List of Notifiable Diseases is set out in the First Schedule to the Quarantine and
Prevention of Disease Ordinance, Cap. 141 (as at August 2005) under the ambit of

the Director of Health. Readers of this Code of Practice are advised to check with

the Centre for Health Protection of Department of Health if there are any subsequent

amendments to these provisions.


1. Acute poliomyelitis
2. Amoebic dysentery
3. Bacillary dysentery
4. Chickenpox
5. Cholera
6. Dengue fever
7. Diphtheria
8. Food poisoning
9. Influenza A (H5), Influenza A (H7) or Influenza A (H9)
10. Japanese encephalitis
11. Legionnaires’ disease
12. Leprosy
13. Malaria
14. Measles
15. Meningococcal infections
16. Mumps
17. Paratyphoid fever
18. Plague
19. Rabies
20. Relapsing fever
21. Rubella
22. Scarlet fever
23. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
24. Streptococcus suis infection
25. Tetanus
26. Tuberculosis
27. Typhoid fever
28. Typhus
29. Viral hepatitis
30. Whooping cough
31. Yellow fever

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