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Older Persons Act, No. 13 of 2006

Long title


To deal effectively with the plight of older persons by establishing a framework aimed at the empowerment and protection of older persons and at the promotion and maintenance of their status, rights, well-being, safety and security; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1.  Definitions

CHAPTER 1. OBJECTS, IMPLEMENTATION, APPLICATION AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES
2.  Objects of Act
3.  Implementation of Act
4.  Application of Act
5.  General principles

CHAPTER 2. CREATING AN ENABLING AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR OLDER PERSONS
6.  Development of and compliance with national norms and standards
7.  Rights of older persons
8.  Support services delivered by third parties
9.  Guiding principles for provision of services

CHAPTER 3. COMMUNITY-BASED CARE AND SUPPORT SERVICES
10.  Rights of older persons receiving community-based care and support services
11.  Community-based programmes for older persons
12.  Community-based care and support services to be registered
13.  Registration of community-based care and support services
14.  Persons providing home-based care
15.  Monitoring and evaluating community-based care and support services

CHAPTER 4. RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES
16.  Rights of older persons in residential facilities
17.  Services at residential facilities
18.  Prohibition on operation of unregistered residential facilities, and registration of such facilities
19.  Compliance with conditions for registration of residential facilities
20. Establishment of residents' committees for residential facilities
21.  Admission to residential facilities
22.  Monitoring of registered residential facilities
23.  Report to Minister by managers of residential facilities

CHAPTER 5. PROTECTION FOR OLDER PERSONS
24.  Effect of Act on Domestic Violence Act, 1998
25.  Older person in need of care and protection
26.  Notification of abuse of older persons
27.  Written notice to alleged offender
28.  Procedure for bringing alleged abuser of older person or frail person before magistrate
29. Enquiry into alleged abuse of older or frail person
30. Prohibition of abuse of older persons and special measure to combat abuse of older persons
31. Keeping of register of abuse of older persons

CHAPTER 6. GENERAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
32. Delegation
33. Penalties
34. Regulations
35. Repeal of laws, and transitional provisions and saving
36. Short title and commencement
 
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