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The Guardianship Board is a legal quasi-judicial tribunal of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Its central statutory role is to conduct hearings in order to make guardianship orders for people aged 18 years and over with decision-making incapacities. It may make a range of ancillary orders as well.

WHAT'S NEW

 Publication of Board Decisions

The Board is pleased to announce that the case summaries for the whole year of 2023 have been uploaded to the Board's website, under the section Board's decisions.

(8 January 2024)

 

Online Calculator - Time Requirements for Supporting Medical Reports

The Board is pleased to announce the launch of an Online Calculator for the purpose of assisting potential applicants to calculate the time periods applicable for making guardianship applications and the supporting medical opinions. It can be found on the Board's website, under the section Online Calculator. To facilitate easy access, there is also a green tab near the right edge of the website pages which leads directly to Online Calculator page.

(13 October 2023)

 

Publication of Board Decisions

The Board is pleased to announce the publication of the Board's decisions in the form of case summaries to facilitate reading by the public. They include newly published cases in 2021 and 2022. Case summaries for previous decisions are being produced, and summaries in the new format have been published for the years between 2018 to 2020.

(25 May 2023)
 

Medical Guidelines (Chinese)

The Board is pleased to announce the issue of the Chinese version of the Medical Guidelines today, which has been uploaded under the Publications section of this website. The Guidelines replaced Leaflet 12 and Leaflet 13 of the Board.

(28 April 2023)
 

Monthly Financial Limit

According to the Quarterly Report on General Household Survey by the Census and Statistics Department for 3rd Quarter, July to September 2023, the median monthly employment earning is HK$20,000.

(11 December 2023)
 

Financial Reporting Guidelines

Leaflet 15 (2022 version) of the Board has been renamed as the Financial Reporting Guidelines.  There is no substantive change.  The new document is listed under Publications in this website.

(1 August 2022)
 

7th Report

The 7th Report of the Guardianship Board has been issued. You are welcome to review the reports available under the Publications section. To support environmental protection, no hard copies will be printed for distribution. Readers can download the reports in Chinese and English from the website if required.

(15 July 2022)
 

New Leaflet 15 “The Guardian’s Financial Management Power” (Version 2022) and new Monthly Statement forms

In order to assist a guardian to keep income and expenditure accounts, the Board has now standardized its forms for “Monthly Statements” and “Final Statement (Cumulative)”. The new forms are in Excel format and in Chinese and English respectively. Guidance notes are also included with the forms and in the updated Leaflet 15 entitled “The Guardian’s Financial Management Power”. To download the new forms and the new Leaflet 15, please go to “Publications”.

For guardians, please contact your case social worker for the transitional arrangements.

(31 December 2021)
 

VISION, MISSION AND VALUES OF THE GUARDIANSHIP BOARD

Vision
The vision of the Guardianship Board is to promote the welfare, interests and protection of mentally incapacitated adults through guardianship.

Mission
To manifest its vision, the Guardianship Board commits to the following mission:

  1. To support, protect and advocate the best interests of mentally incapacitated adults by empowering guardians to:
    • facilitate the management of their finances;
    • ensure that their needs for services and medical treatment are met;
    • protect them against abuse, exploitation and neglect; 
    • enhance their quality of care. 
  2. To facilitate the resolution of disputes with relatives and service providers, concerning the best interests of mentally incapacitated adults.
  3. At the initiative of policy bureau, to give legal advice on guardianship legislation review.

Values
The Guardianship Board commits to the following values:

  1. Protection
  2. Compassion
  3. Fairness
  4. Independence
  5. Respect
  6. Accessibility

Performance Pledge
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