CHAPTER 183
DISABLED PERSONS (CARE AND MAINTENANCE) ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
ADMINISTRATION

   3.   National Advisory Council.

   4.   Functions of the National Advisory Council.

   5.   Committees.

   6.   Functions of the Committees.

PART III
REGISTRATION OF DISABLED PERSONS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR DISABLED PERSONS

   7.   Register of disabled persons.

   8.   Registration of persons handicapped with disablement.

   9.   Register of settlements for disabled persons.

   10.   Requirement of registration of settlements for disabled persons.

   11.   Minister may prescribe standards for the maintenance of settlements for the disabled.

   12.   Government may enter into an agreement with a voluntary organisation in running a settlement for disabled persons.

   13.   Power to inspect settlements for the disabled.

PART IV
CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF PERSONS HANDICAPPED BY DISABLEMENT

   14.   Relative to have an obligation to care for a person handicapped with disablement.

   15.   Power of the court to order maintenance of persons handicapped with disablement.

   16.   Local authority to provide facilities for the care and maintenance of disabled persons.

   17.   Disabled persons may be admitted in a settlement for the disabled.

   18.   Establishment of a National Fund for Disabled Persons.

   19.   Objects of the Fund.

   20.   Transitional provisions.

   21.   Delegation.

CHAPTER 183
THE DISABLED PERSONS (CARE AND MAINTENANCE) ACT

An Act to provide for the care and maintenance of disabled persons and for purposes connected with those matters.

[15th October, 1983]
[G.N. No. 139 of 1983]

Act No. 3 of 1982

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Disabled Persons (Care and Maintenance) Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Social Welfare;

   "disabled person" means a person who, on account of injury, old age, disease or congenital deformity, is substantially handicapped in obtaining employment, or in undertaking work on his own account, of a kind which apart from that injury, old age, disease or deformity would be suited to his age, experience and qualification, and–

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