Maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses increased for
employees injured at work and occupational disease sufferers

  • Under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance (ECO) and the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance (PMCO), injured employees and prescribed occupational disease sufferers who have received medical treatment in respect of a work injury or a prescribed occupational disease may claim reimbursement of the actual amount of medical expenses incurred, subject to the maximum daily rates specified in the two Ordinances.
  • On 1 February 2018, the Legislative Council passed two resolutions to increase the maximum daily rate of reimbursable medical expenses for in-patient or out-patient treatment under the ECO and the PMCO from $200 to $300 and the maximum daily rate of reimbursable medical expenses for in-patient and out-patient treatment received on the same day from $280 to $370, enhancing the protection of injured employees and prescribed occupational disease sufferers in terms of their medical expenses.
  • The revised rates can cover the expenses incurred by injured employees and prescribed occupational disease sufferers on consultation, treatment or therapy, medicines and hospitalisation, etc. in a public hospital or clinic.
  • The revised maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses have taken effect from 9 February 2018. For medical treatment received on or after the effective date meeting the relevant provisions of the ECO or the PMCO, the new maximum daily rates of reimbursable medical expenses will be applicable.
  • Please click here to view the amendment resolution relating to the ECO published in the Government Gazette.
  • Please click here to view the amendment resolution relating to the PMCO published in the Government Gazette.

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