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Heimgesetz (Federal law on residential facilities)

Government of Germany Country Resources Older Person Disability policies/plans/legislations and service standards, Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards disability, Disability Legislation Germany 7 August 1974 Legislation/regulation human rights, residential care

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Dieses Gesetz setzt Richtlinien für den Schutz der Rechte von Menschen mit Behinderungen und Menschen mit Pflegebedarf, die in stationären Einrichtungen. Im September 2006 ging die Gesetzgebungskompetenz für das öffentlich-rechtliche Heimrecht vom Bund auf die Länder über und wurde durch die WOhn- und Teilhabegesetze der einzelnen Bundesländer ersetzt.

This Law provides safeguards for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities and (elderly) persons with care needs living in residential facilities. In September 2006 the legislative power for residential facilities moved to state level so the Federal Law on Residential Facilities was replaced by respective laws on the state level.


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