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Ley 6/2001 de Proteccion a las Personas Dependientes (Law 6/2001 for the protection of Dependent People)

Spain President of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria Country Resources Disability Legislation Spain 20 November 2001 Legislation/regulation human rights, Older Persons, social and economic rights

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La presente Ley tiene por objeto:
a) Desarrollar el derecho de las personas dependientes a la protección de su autonomía.
b) Proteger los derechos fundamentales de libertad y dignidad de las personas dependientes y declaradas legalmente incapaces.
c) Regular y garantizar la atención a las personas en situación de dependencia, así como la financiación de los centros y servicios sociosanitarios, estableciendo las competencias de las Administraciones Públicas.

This Act aims to:
a) Develop the right of dependent people to protect their autonomy.
b) To protect the fundamental rights of freedom and dignity of dependent people and declared legally incompetent.
c) Regulate and ensure care for people in situations of dependency, as well as funding for schools and health services, established by the powers of the government.


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