因此，香港抽血技術員協會(Hong Kong Phlebotomist Association)於2006年9月1日正式成立，並實行抽血技術員註冊制度至今，深受醫護界歡迎。2018年7月1日開始，香港抽血技術員協會改名為香港抽血及靜脈輸注協會 (Hong Kong Phlebotomy and Intravenous Infusion Association)，並擴大其代表性，更鼓勵同業積極參與業界事務。希望透過協會之成立，進一步鞏固香港抽血技術員註冊制度，增加香港抽血技術員之凝聚力及提昇其專業地位。
a.修畢持有有效香港法例 - 職業安全及健康條例（第 509 章，附屬法A）第 17(2)(b)(iii)條、由香港勞工處處長認可之職業急救證書，此資歷必須每三年更新。 及
Healthcare professionals who are not subject to statutory regulation in Hong Kong is not without registration system, they are usually adopting a "self-regulation" mode, mostly through voluntary, society-based registration. Under society-based registration, a professional body administers a registration system and promulgates a list of its members to which that member of the public looking for such services can make reference. Some professional bodies also develop quality assurance and disciplinary mechanisms to better uphold the professional standards of their members. Please see annex 1 regarding the definition of recognized phlebotomy training.
While recognizing the importance and effectiveness of voluntary society-based registration, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) considered that, after a survey of both local circumstances and international experience, a scheme could be set up to promote good service standards for the professions and provide more information to members of the public who intend to use their services.
Voluntary accreditation could provide a means whereby healthcare practitioners that meet certain standards can be identified so as to enable the public, patients and health care industry to make informed choices about the provision of healthcare services.
Hong Kong Phlebotomist Association was established on 1 September 2006; renamed as Hong Kong Phlebotomy and Intravenous Infusion Association (HKPIVA) on 1 July 2018. It is hoped that through the founding of the association will condense Hong Kong phlebotomists and enhance its professional registration status. Its objective is to provide Hong Kong phlebotomists in the community to achieve the highest professional standard and conduct in order to expand its representation in health care industry. It also encourages the phlebotomists to become more actively involved in the health care industry.
Hong Kong Phlebotomy and Intravenous Infusion Association was established according to the research report and the current trend of health care industry in Hong Kong. The purpose is to enhance the professionalism and ethics of the phlebotomists with the enactment of the rules and regulation of the society based registration.
The main functions of the association are:
a.To be responsible for the registration or enrolment of any person qualified in any branch of phlebotomy, Intravenous Cannulation and Electrocardiogram Operation and desiring such registration or enrolment;
b.To promote adequate standards of professional practice and of professional conduct among registered phlebotomists; and
c.To recognize the courses of phlebotomy, Intravenous Cannulation and Electrocardiogram Operation training for the purpose of registration or enrolment under the Association;
d.To determine standards of Licensing Examinations for phlebotomists under the Association and to be responsible for the conduct of such examinations.
Annex 1: Definition of recognized phlebotomy training.
A Diploma in Phlebotomy, Intravenous Cannulation and Electrocardiogram Operation composed of not less than 150 hours face to face training, the content must cover phlebotomy, intravenous cannulation and perform a real electrocardiogram on the client’s chest with basic interpretation and it is essential to complete 250 hours real blood taking practice on the clients. AND
a.Possess a valid Occupation First Aid Certificate of HKSPMC which fulfill the Law of Hong Kong under Chapter: 509A 17(2)(b)(iii) under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulation which is recognized by Labour Department, HKSAR, this certificate is valid for 3 years and has to be requalified. AND
b.Possess a valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Certificate, this qualification is valid for 2 years and has to be requalified.
The faculty trainer must be a medical professional with relevant phlebotomy and IV cannulation experience; possesses medical sciences related degree, preferable with other recognized medical qualifications.