SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, May 31, 2001
ISSUING THE REGULATION ON THE SETTING UP AND OPERATION OF SOCIAL CHARITY ESTABLISHMENTS
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of September 30, 1992;
Pursuant to Article 4 of the Governments Decree No.07/2000/ND-CP of March 9, 2000 stipulating social relief policies;
At the proposal of the Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs,
Article 1.- To promulgate together with this Decree the Regulation on the setting up and operation of social charity establishments.
Article 2.- This Decree takes effect 15 days after its signing. The earlier regulations contrary to this Decree are all now annulled.
The ministers of: Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs; Justice; Finance; Public Security; Health; Education and Training, and the chairman of Vietnam Committee for Child Protection and Care shall, within the ambit of their respective functions and tasks and under the provisions of law, have to guide the implementation of this Decree.
Article 3.- The ministers, the heads of the ministerial-level agencies, the heads of the agencies attached to the Government and the presidents of the Peoples Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities shall have to implement this Decree.
ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT
Phan Van Khai
ON THE SETTING UP AND OPERATION OF SOCIAL CHARITY ESTABLISHMENTS
(Issued together with the Governments Decree No.25/2001/ND-CP of May 31, 2001)
1. Social establishments operating on the Vietnamese territory, set up by the State agencies, socio-political organizations, socio-professional organizations (referred collectively to as organizations) and individuals for humanitarian purposes and not for profit making, which admit people facing with exceptional difficulties, being unable to earn their living or having no conditions to live in their families, shall be referred collectively to as social charity establishments.
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