The top official in this department is the Director of Health, and is now held by Dr Ping-Yan LAM.
The Department of Health provides its board range and diverse services to Hongkongers through different divisions, offices, and centres. The following is a list of them:
Hong Kong Drug Registration
The Department of Health's Pharmaceutical Service is responsible for drug registration in Hong Kong under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance . All drugs sold in Hong Kong are required to be registered with a number in order to be sold in Hong Kong. The number consists of a prefix HK followed by 5 numbers (e.g. HK-05628).