Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest And Heart Diseases Association Incorporation Ordinance


Published: 1997-06-30

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Cap 1024 - HONG KONG TUBERCULOSIS, CHEST AND HEART DISEASES ASSOCIATION INCORPORATION ORDINANCE 1

Chapter: 1024 HONG KONG TUBERCULOSIS, CHEST AND HEART
DISEASES ASSOCIATION INCORPORATION
ORDINANCE

Gazette Number Version Date


Long title 30/06/1997


To incorporate the Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association.
(Replaced 9 of 1980 s. 2)


[3 February 1967]


(Originally 8 of 1967 )

Preamble 30/06/1997


WHEREAS-
(1) the former Hong Kong Anti-Tuberculosis Association was incorporated by Ordinance in 1948 with its main

purpose to combat tuberculosis in Hong Kong:
(2) since that time many organizations throughout the world, also established for the purpose of combating

tuberculosis, have extended the scope of their activities to include all diseases of the chest and heart:
(3) the former Association being desirous of likewise extending the scope of its activities and of making

changes in its constitution:
(4) it is considered expedient to make provision accordingly by legislation:


Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association
Incorporation Ordinance.

(Amended 9 of 1980 s. 3)

Section: 2 Interpretation 30/06/1997


In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires-
"Association" (協會) means the Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association incorporated under

section 3; (Amended 9 of 1980 s. 4)
"Board" (董事會) means the Board of Directors established under the Constitution;
"Chairman" (主席) means the Chairman of the Board;
"Constitution" (會章) means the Constitution of the Association for the time being in force, subject to the provisions

of this Ordinance relating to any matter expressly dealt with in this Ordinance;
"former Association" (前防癆會 ) means the Hong Kong Anti-Tuberculosis Association established under the

repealed Hong Kong Anti-Tuberculosis Association Incorporation Ordinance (Cap 1024, 1964 Ed.).

Section: 3 Incorporation of Association 41 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 41 of 1999 s. 3


The Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association shall be a body corporate and in that name

shall have perpetual succession and may sue and be sued in all courts in Hong Kong and shall have, and may use, a
common seal, and may from time to time break, change, alter and make anew the said seal as the Association may
deem fit.

(Amended 9 of 1980 s. 5; 41 of 1999 s. 3)




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Section: 4 Objects of the Association 30/06/1997


The objects of the Association are each and every of the following-
(a) to carry on and continue the work and activities hereto before carried on by the Association;
(b) to promote, encourage, or undertake research and experimental work on the prevention, diagnosis,

treatment, and any other aspects of the diseases and malfunctions of the chest, heart and lung, and to
publish the findings of such work;

(c) to establish and operate hospitals, clinics, or such other institutions and to provide rehabilitation and
medical treatment for those suffering or have suffered from diseases or malfunctions of the chest, heart
or lung;

(d) to provide medical, convalescent, or rehabiliatory services generally for the benefit of the community
of Hong Kong, and in the following institutions-
(i) the Ruttonjee Hospital;
(ii) the Freni Memorial Convalescent Home;
(iii) the Grantham Hospital; and
(iv) any other hospitals, clinics, infirmaries or other establishments managed by the Association;

(e) to establish, maintain, support, and operate hospitals, clinics, infirmaries, homes for the aged,
convalescent centres or any other similar establishments;

(f) to establish, maintain, conduct, or operate, and to assist, financially or otherwise, any other charitable
activities or institutions with all or any of its objects similar to those of the Association;

(g) to provide social and cultural services for the Hong Kong community;
(h) to promote the general welfare of the people of Hong Kong, and in particular, in the furtherance of

health and the relief of distress and sickness;
(i) to promote and extend the objects of the Association overseas; and
(j) to establish and maintain affiliations with overseas organizations in the promotion and furtherance of

the objects of the Association.
(Replaced 43 of 1988 s. 2)


Section: 5 Powers of the Association 30/06/1997


The Association shall have power-
(a) to acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise and to hold, possess and enjoy any lands, buildings,

messuages or tenements, goods, chattels and other property of whatsoever nature or kind, and
wheresoever situate; (Amended 74 of 1974 s. 3)

(b) to build, rebuild, alter, vary, renew, maintain and repair any buildings, messuages or tenements and to
effect any improvement thereto;

(c) to invest moneys on deposit in any bank or upon mortgage of any lands, buildings, messuages or
tenements, or upon the mortgage, debentures, debenture stocks, stocks, funds, shares or securities of
any government, municipality, corporation or company or such other investment as the Board may
think fit;

(d) to grant, sell, convey, assign, surrender, exchange, partition, yield up, mortgage, pledge, demise, let,
reassign, transfer or otherwise dispose of any lands, buildings, messuages, tenements, mortgages,
debentures, debenture stocks, stocks, funds, shares, securities, vessels, goods, chattels, property and
assets for the time being vested in or belonging to the Association upon such terms as the Association
may think fit;

(e) to borrow money upon such terms as the Association may think fit, and, subject to section 4(17) of the
Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap 228), to raise money by public or by private subscription;

(f) to accept donations, grants or subsidies from any person or Government authority or other body or
organization;

(g) to establish, support and subscribe to provident funds, pension, retirement and similar schemes for the
benefit of employees of the Association and their dependants and to grant and pay pensions or
gratuities to and otherwise aid, support or assist any such persons; (Amended L.N. 20 of 1979)

(h) generally to do such other acts and things as are incidental or conducive to the objects of the
Association as provided by this Ordinance and the Constitution.





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Section: 6 Vesting of property, etc. of former Association 41 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 41 of 1999 s. 3


(1) The following properties, namely-

(a) all that piece or parcel of ground known and registered in the Land Registry as Aberdeen Inland Lot
No. 159;

(b) all that piece or parcel of ground known and registered in the Land Registry as Inland Lot No. 7206;
(c) all that piece or parcel of ground known and registered in the Land Registry as Inland Lot No. 7254,

together with all erections and buildings thereon and together with all rights, easements and appurtenances thereto
belonging vested in the former Association shall from the commencement of this Ordinance be vested in the
Association absolutely subject to and with the benefit of the respective Conditions of Grant under which the same are
held from the Government. (Amended 8 of 1993 s. 2; 41 of 1999 s. 3)

(2) (Repealed 9 of 1980 s. 7)
(3) All debentures, stocks, funds, shares, securities, vessels, goods, chattels and other movable assets vested in

or belonging to or held for or on behalf of or in trust for the former Association and all moneys subscribed for the
purposes of the former Association and all investments of such moneys and all interest, income and profits arising
from such investments and all securities therefor shall, at the commencement of this Ordinance, be transferred to, vest
in, belong to or be held for or on behalf of or in trust for the Association.

(4) All contractual and other rights exercisable or enforceable by the former Association shall, at
commencement of this Ordinance, be exercisable and enforceable by the Association in place of the former
Association.

(5) On the commencement of this Ordinance, the Association shall become liable for all the debts and liabilities
and for the performance of all the contractual and other obligations of the former Association.

Section: 7 Membership of Association 30/06/1997


The Association shall consist of the persons who were ordinary or life members of the former Association under
the constitution thereof referred to in section 8 and of all such persons who shall continue to be members or who shall
be admitted to membership of the Association in accordance with the Constitution.

Section: 8 Constitution of Association 30/06/1997


The constitution of the former Association as approved and adopted at the Annual General Meeting of the
former Association held on 28 October 1966 shall be deemed to be the Constitution of the Association but the same
may be amended or replaced by the Association at any time or from time to time in accordance with the provisions of
the Constitution.

Section: 9 Registration with the Registrar of Companies L.N. 163 of 2013 03/03/2014


(1) The Association shall forward to the Registrar of Companies for registration the following-
(a) notice of the address of the principal office of the Association and any change thereof;
(b) a copy of the Constitution and any amendment thereto certified as correct by the Chairman; and
(c) a list of the names, occupations and addresses of the members of the Board and of the officers of the

Association and any change therein, certified as correct either by the Chairman alone or by any one
other member of the Board and the Secretary.

(2) Every document required to be registered in accordance with subsection (1) shall be forwarded to the
Registrar within 28 days of the commencement of this Ordinance or within 28 days of any change or amendment, as
the case may be.

(3) A fee of $5 shall be payable for registering any document under this section.
(4) Any person may inspect any of the documents registered under this section on payment of such fee as may

be payable under the regulations made under section 26 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap 622) for the inspection of
documents kept by the Registrar of Companies. (Amended 28 of 2012 ss. 912 & 920)



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(5) The registration of the list mentioned in subsection (1)(c) shall be conclusive evidence of the facts
contained in such list.

Section: 10 Sealing and signing of documents 30/06/1997


(1) All deeds, documents and other instruments requiring the seal of the Association shall be sealed in the
presence of 2 members of the Board and shall also be signed by those members and such signing shall be taken as
sufficient evidence of the due sealing and execution of such deeds, documents and other instruments.

(2) The Board shall be responsible for the safe custody of the common seal of the Association.

Section: 11 Saving 41 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 41 of 1999 s. 3


Nothing in this Ordinance shall affect or be deemed to affect the rights of the Central Authorities or the

Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the Basic Law and other laws, or the rights of
any body politic or corporate or any other persons except such as are mentioned in this Ordinance and those claiming
by, from or under them.

(Amended 41 of 1999 s. 3)

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