CHAPTER 183
DISABLED PERSONS (CARE AND MAINTENANCE) ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

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   REGULATIONS

      The Disabled Persons (Care and Maintenance) Regulations

REGULATIONS

THE DISABLED PERSONS (CARE AND MAINTENANCE) REGULATIONS

(Sections 7(2), 9(2), 11 and 17(4))

G.N. No. 465 of 1985

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Disabled Persons (Care and Maintenance) Regulations.

2.   Interpretation

   In these Regulations–

   "the Act" means the Disabled Persons (Care and Maintenance) Act;

   "Commissioner" means the Commissioner for Social Welfare;

   "Medical Officer" means a medical officer in the service of the Government or a medical practitioner approved for the purposes of these Regulations.

3.   Register of disabled persons

   The Commissioner shall maintain a Disabled Persons (Care and Maintenance) Register in Form "A" prescribed in the Schedule to these Regulations.

4.   Conditions for registration

   A person may be registered in the Disabled Persons (Care and Maintenance) Register if he–

   (a)   is a disabled person within the meaning of the Act;

   (b)   has no relative, community or village capable of taking care of him;

   (c)   is in a condition that no other way of resettlement is possible except through the help of statutory, or voluntary social welfare measures.

5.   Commissioner to maintain register of settlements for disabled persons

   (1) The Commissioner shall maintain a register of settlements for disabled persons the contents of which shall be in the Schedule to these Regulations.

   (2) The form for registration of resettlement for disabled persons shall be prescribed in Form "C" of the Schedule to these Regulations.

6.   Minimum standards for establishment and maintenance of settlements for the disabled

   A person or an institution operating, managing or maintaining a settlement for disabled person or persons shall ensure that–

   (a)   the buildings for settlement are of–

      (i)   a nature and style that they can easily be merged with village buildings;

      (ii)   a permanent nature and built within reasonable communication distance with the community and its essential life commodities including water, food and arable land;

   (b)   the food is of a standard–

       (i)   approved by the Regional Medical Officer or a person authorised by him; or

      (ii)   that complies with the Food Control of Quality (Food Hygiene) Regulations *;

   (c)   condition of bedding and clothes are acceptable to health standards;

   (d)   there is enough fund for giving care to the disabled inmates; and

   (e)   there is agreement (in Form "D" prescribed in the Schedule to these Regulations of handing over the settlement to voluntary or statutory agency when necessary.

7.   Condition for admission of disabled person in settlement for disabled persons

   A disabled person may be admitted in a settlement for disabled persons if he is–

   (a)   registered in the Register for Disabled Persons;

   (b)   referred to the settlement by the Regional or District Advisory Committee established under the Act;

   (c)   placed in settlement by a Regional Welfare Officer temporarily while looking for a permanent long cure solution.

SCHEDULE
FORMS

FORM "A"
REGISTER FOR DISABLED PERSONS

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

(Regulation 3)

DISABLED PERSONS (CARE AND MAINTENANCE) REGISTER

   (a)   Name in full .....................................................................................................

   (b)   Age ................................................................................................................

   (c)   Sex:

      (i)   Male ........................................................................................................

      (ii)   Female ....................................................................................................

   (d)   Religion ...........................................................................................................

   (e)   Place of origin ..................................................................................................

      District .................................................... Region ............................................

   (f)   Kinship ...........................................................................................................

   (g)   Marital status: .................................................................................................

      (i)   Married ....................................................................................................

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