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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of December 26, 2016 No. ZRU-415

About social services for aged, persons with disability and other socially vulnerable categories of the population

(as amended on 17-05-2022)

Accepted by Legislative house on October 6, 2016

Approved by the Senate on October 12, 2016

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of social services for aged, persons with disability and other socially vulnerable categories of the population (further - social services).

Article 2. Legislation on social services

The legislation on social services consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about social services then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic principles of social services

The basic principles of social services are:

legality;

respect for human rights;

humanity;

availability;

preventive orientation;

targeting and individual approach;

voluntariness.

Article 4. The main directions of state policy in the field of social services

The main directions of state policy in the field of social services are:

providing rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of socially vulnerable categories of the population;

identification and accounting of persons needing social services and the organization of their provision;

creation of necessary conditions for preserving communications of receivers of social services with family and society, their stay in the favorable circle;

ensuring openness of activities of state bodies;

ensuring compliance with standards of social services;

development of social partnership.

Article 5. Social services

Social services is the complex of legal, economic, psychological, educational, medical, rehabilitation and other relief measures to person needing the services directed to improvement of quality of life, creation to it opportunities, equal with other citizens, to participate in life of society and (or) expansion of its opportunities to independently provide the basic vital needs.

Article 6. Socially vulnerable categories of the population

Socially vulnerable categories of the population are the faces recognized in the procedure established by the legislation needing social services, including:

lonely and living alone aged, needing foreign leaving;

persons with disability of I and II groups, children with disability;

the incapacitated and limited in capacity to act citizens;

persons having socially important diseases;

orphan children and children without parental support.

Chapter 2. Bodies and the organizations in the field of social services

Article 7. System of bodies and organizations in the field of social services

In the field of social services enter system of bodies and organizations:

state bodies;

public authorities on places;

self-government institutions of citizens;

non-state non-profit organizations;

the subjects of entrepreneurship providing social services.

Article 8. Powers of state bodies in the field of social services

State bodies within the powers:

realize state policy in the field of social services;

develop state programs in the field of social services and participate in their realization;

develop standards of social services;

provide conducting monitoring of social services;

reveal and record persons needing social services, provide them the corresponding social services;

inform the population on social services and conditions of their provision;

carry out requirements analysis of socially vulnerable categories of the population in social services;

take measures for enhancement of activities of bodies and the organizations in the field of social services;

will organize carrying out scientific research, preparation, retraining and advanced training of specialists in the field of social services;

coordinate activities of the subordinated organizations in the field of social services;

interact with other bodies and the organizations in the field of social services.

State bodies can perform also other powers according to the legislation.

Article 9. Powers of public authorities on places in the field of social services

Public authorities on places within the powers:

realize state policy in the field of social services;

participate in implementation of state programs in the field of social services;

develop, claim and realize territorial programs in the field of social services;

provide conducting monitoring of social services;

reveal and record persons needing social services, provide them the corresponding social services;

carry out requirements analysis of socially vulnerable categories of the population in social services;

coordinate activities of territorial authorities of public administration in the field of social services;

interact with other bodies and the organizations in the field of social services.

Public authorities on places can perform also other powers according to the legislation.

Article 10. Powers of self-government institutions of citizens in the field of social services

Self-government institutions of citizens within the powers:

realize measures for support of socially vulnerable categories of the population, provide target and effective use on a centralized basis of the public funds allocated for these purposes according to the procedure, established by the legislation;

reveal together with other bodies and the organizations of persons needing social services;

record persons needing social services;

realize actions for involvement of other bodies and organizations, philanthropists, other persons and resources for rendering social services;

perform acceptance of persons needing social services, consider their applications, offers and claims, provide the relevant information and necessary references;

provide activities of the commission of descent of citizens for social support;

exercise public control over activities of relevant organs and the organizations in the field of social services;

interact with other bodies and the organizations in the field of social services.

Self-government institutions of citizens can perform also other powers according to the legislation.

Article 11. Participation of non-state non-profit organizations in the field of social services

Non-state non-profit organizations can:

participate in development and implementation of state programs and projects in the field of social services;

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