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Fraudulent certificates deemed invalid

The Government announced today the COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption certificates issued by seven private doctors will not be accepted and will be deemed invalid from October 12.   According to the information provided by Police, the seven private doctors are involved in its arrest operations to date for allegedly abusing the issuance of medical exemption certificates. The legal proceedings are ongoing for some of those cases.   The Government pointed out that according to the eHealth records, the seven private doctors have issued in total over 20,000 medical exemption certificates which are still within the validity period, accounting for more than half of the medical exemption certificates that are still valid.   It has reasonable grounds to suspect that the private doctors concerned did not properly follow the Department of Health’s guidelines when issuing the medical exemption certificates.   In this regard, the Government will no longer accept the medical exemption ce

7 registrations determined valid

The Candidate Eligibility Review Committee (CERC) declared by notice in the Gazette today the names of the seven Election Committee (EC) ex-officio members who were determined to be validly registered.   In accordance with the Chief Executive Election Ordinance, the holder of a specified office under the ordinance may register as an EC ex-officio member. The seven EC ex-officio membership registrations had arisen from changes in the post holder of the specified offices, where the new post holders had submitted fresh applications for registration.   The seven offices involved are the office designated by Roman Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, the Supplementary Medical Professions Council Chairman, the Pharmacy & Poisons Board Chairman, the Auxiliary Medical Service Commissioner, the Community Involvement Committee on Greening Chairman, the Consulting Engineers' Committee Chairman and the Building Contractors Committee Chairman.   The CERC is chaired by Chief Secretary John Lee, with three official members and three non-official members.   Pursuant to the Basic Law, the CERC is responsible for reviewing and confirming the eligibility of candidates for EC membership, and determining whether a candidate complies with the legal requirements and conditions for upholding the Basic Law and bearing allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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