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Ley de Proteccion para las Personas de la Tercera Edad (Protection Law for Older Persons)

National Congress; Guatemala Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards Guatemala 10 October 1996 Legislation/regulation elderly care, health service, Social Inclusion

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La presente ley tiene por objeto finalidad tutelar los intereses de las personas de la tercera edad, que el Estado garantice y promueva el derecho de los ancianos a un nivel de vida adecuado en condiciones que les ofrezcan educacion, alimentacion, vivienda, vestuario, asistencia medicogeriatrica y gerontologica integral, recreacion y esparcimiento, y los servicions sociales necesarios para una existencia util y digna.

This law aims to protect the interests of older persons, that the State guarantees and promotes the rights of the elderly to an adequate standard of living in conditions that offer them education, food, housing, clothing, assistance medico-geriatric and comprehensive gerontological assistance, recreation and leisure, as well as social Services that are necessary for a dignified existence.


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