Register a Person Incapable of Giving Consent
A person incapable of giving consent is a person who is aged 16 or above and who is either:
- (a) Mentally incapacitated as defined by the Mental Health Ordinance (MHO) (Cap. 136);
- (b) Incapable of managing his or her own affairs;
- (c) Incapable of giving joining consent at relevant time; or
- (d) Incapable of giving sharing consent at relevant time.
Who can apply
You can register for the person if you are:
- (a) The person’s guardian;
- (b) The Director of Social Welfare or any other person as guardian under MHO;
- (c) Person appointed by court to manage the person’s affairs;
- (d) If there is no one in (a)-(c), the person’s family member; or a person residing with him/her;
- (e) If there is no one in (a)-(d), a prescribed Healthcare Provider who provides or is about to provide healthcare to the person.
If you are the person’s family member, or a person residing with him/ her, you can make online application and give sharing consent to up to three participating Healthcare Providers (except HA and DH)* on behalf of the person. Please note that online submission is not applicable to applications made by the person’s guardian, person appointed by the court to manage his/ her affairs, or prescribed Healthcare Provider who provides or is about to provide healthcare to him/ her.
* Note: After joining eHRSS, you are taken to have given sharing consent to HA and DH.