Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 71 of 1999 s. 3
(1) The Chief Executive may appoint-
(a) a person to be the Registrar of Births and Deaths;
(b) subject to subsection (2), such deputy registrars, district registrars, clerks and subordinate officers as may be necessary for the purposes of this Ordinance;
(c) a general register office for keeping registers of all births and deaths occurring in Hong Kong.
(2) Unless and until otherwise directed by the Chief Executive, the officer in charge of each police station mentioned in the second column of the First Schedule shall be a district registrar of deaths for the district specified in relation to that police station in the first column of that Schedule.
(Replaced 38 of 1979 s. 2. Amended 71 of 1999 s. 3)