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障害者の日常生活及び社会生活を総合的に支援するための法律 Act on the Comprehensive Support for the Daily and Social Life of Persons with Disabilities

Government of Japan Country Resources Disability Legislation Japan 20 December 2005 Legislation/regulation

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The purpose of this Act is to enable persons (adults) and children with disabilities to live their daily or social life in an independent manner consonant with the dignity of individuals possessing basic human rights by providing comprehensive support, including the payment of necessary welfare benefits, and a comprehensive range of Community Life Support Services and other such services while aiming for the advancement of the welfare of persons (adults) and children with disabilities by creating local communities in which citizens can live with peace of mind and in mutual respect for each other's personality and character irrespective of disability; and for the achievement of these ends, by abiding by the fundamental principles of the Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 84 of 1970) coupled with the following, other Acts: the Act on Welfare of Physically Disabled Persons (Act No.283 of 1949), the Act on Welfare of Mentally Retarded Persons (Act No.37 of 1960), the Act on Mental Health and Welfare for the Mentally Disabled (Act No.123 of 1950), the Child Welfare Act (Act No.164 of 1947), and other Acts pertaining to the welfare of persons (adults) and children with disabilities.


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