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Appeal Board on Closure Orders (Immediate Health Hazard)

The Appeal Board on Closure Orders (Immediate Health Hazard) ("ABCO(IHH)") is a statutory body set up under section 128D of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132) to consider appeals against the decision of Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene ("DFEH") to make a closure order or his refusal to rescind a closure order under section 128C of Cap. 132.


A. Function

  • The ABCO(IHH) is a statutory appeal body to hear and determine appeals by appellants against decisions made by DFEH under section 128C(1) or section 128C(7) of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132).
  • A person who is aggrieved by an order made under section 128C(1) or dissatisfied with the decision of DFEH made under 128C(7) of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap. 132) may appeal to ABCO(IHH) within 7 days after the day on which the order was made or the decision was served on him/her. If he/she is again not satisfied with the decision of ABCO(IHH), he/she may lodge further appeal to the Court of First Instance within 14 days after receiving the ABCO(IHH) decision.

B. Membership (15.11.2017 - 14.11.2020)

Chairman : Mr LAM Ken-chung, Simon

Deputy-Chairman : Mr FEE Chung-ming, Johnny, JP
Dr SO Shiu-tsung, Thomas

Panel Members : Dr CHAN Kar-yan, Shelby
Mr CHEUNG Kin-leung
Mr FU Ka-min
Ms HUNG Lo-shan, Lusan
Dr IP Pui-seung, Shirley
Ms IP Wai-ling, Ada
Ms KAM Yin-ping
Dr IP Pui-seung, Shirley
Ms IP Wai-ling, Ada
Ms KAM Yin-ping
Ms LAU Suk-man
Miss LEE Kit-sum, Angel
Miss LIU Chung-gay, Sharon
Dr NG, Matthew, JP
Ms NGAI Yuet-ping
Mr TSUI Chi-man
Mr WONG Chi-yeung
Miss WONG Shuk-wan, Wendy
Mr WONG Tsz-wai, Keith
Mr YUNG Chung-kwong
  • For the purposes of hearing an appeal, the board is to consist of the Chairman or a Deputy-Chairman as the person presiding and 2 other members.

C. Submission of "Notice of Appeal"

The Notice of Appeal must be completed in ink and delivered by hand within the prescribed period to the Secretariat of ABCO(IHH) on 17/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong.

D. Secretariat

For further information about ABCO(IHH), please contact the ABCO(IHH) Secretariat at

Telephone No. : 3509 7708
Faxline No. : 2136 3282
Address : 17/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong

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