2015, the government suggested an Accredited Registers (AR) Scheme, for
regulation of health professions that are currently not under the
registration system. In June 2017, the government announces an official
start of a pilot run of the AR Scheme. Speech Therapy was chosen to be
the first profession to undergo accreditation (http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/ge
This consultation forum aims to introduce the AR scheme in detail, to review the AR framework, professional documents for speech therapists, and to modify their contents to accommodate for the speech therapy practice in Hong Kong.
brief introduction of the AR scheme for speech therapists is drafted. Three professional documents of the
council, including Ethical Framework, Code of Practice and Scope of
Practice can be found HERE.
Speech therapists are encouraged to provide feedback and comment on these important issues and documents in the consultation forum. We strongly encourage you and your colleagues to attend the forum. Also, please help to disseminate information and documents on AR with your colleagues prior to the forum.
Therapists who are not available to attend the forum are strongly
encouraged to submit their comments to us using the Accredited Registers Scheme for Speech Therapists Comment Form and return to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (3007 2590) by 31st July 2017 (Mon). Another way to give feedback is to leave a message at the HKAST website: www.speechtherapy.
Thank you for your continual support to HKAST and we look forward to meeting you all in the consultation forum.