Single-Parent Family Support Act


Published: 2010-06-04

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CHAPTER Ⅰ GENERAL PROVISIONS
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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to contribute to the stabilization of living and to the promotion of welfare of single-parent families by supporting them to lead a healthy and civilized life.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 2 (Responsibility of State, etc.)   print
(1) The State and local governments shall take the responsibility of promoting welfare of single-parent families.
(2) All the nationals shall cooperate in promoting welfare of single-parent families.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 3 (Effort for Self-Support)   print
The mother and child or the father and child of a single-parent family shall endeavor to achieve self-support and to elevate the standard of living by making the most of their asset, work capability, etc.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 4 (Definitions)   print
The definitions of terms used in this Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. The term "mother" or "father" means a person falling under any of the following who brings up his/her own child or children:
(a) A person who has been bereaved of, divorced from, or abandoned by his/her spouse;
(b) A person who has a spouse whose work capability has been lost for a long time due to mental disorder or physical handicap;
(c) An unmarried person (excluding a person in a de facto relationship);
(d) A person who corresponds to a person defined in any of items (a) through (c), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family;
2. The term "single-parent family" means either a mother-and-child family or a father-and-child family;
3. The term "mother-and-child family" means a family in which mother is the head of household (including a person who supports members of a household even though she is not the head of household);
4. The term "father-and-child family" means a family in which father is the head of household (including a person who supports members of a household even though he is not the head of household);
5. The term "child" means a person under 18 years of age (referring to a person under the age of 22 where he/she attends school);
6. The term "protection agency" means the State or local governments that provide protection pursuant to this Act;
7. The term "single-parent family welfare organization" means an agency or organization which has been established to promote the welfare of single-parent families.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 5 (Persons Eligible for Protection)   print
Any person who falls under any of subparagraphs 1 through 5 of Article 4, as determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, shall be eligible for protection pursuant to this Act. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 5-2 (Special Cases concerning Persons Eligible for Protection)   print
(1) Notwithstanding Article 5, an unmarried mother who does not care for her child after childbirth and uses a joint living home for unmarried mothers pursuant to Article 19 (1) 9 shall be eligible for protection pursuant to this Act.
(2) Notwithstanding Article 5, a child who falls under any of the following subparagraphs and a grandfather or grandmother who cares for the child, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, shall be eligible for protection pursuant to this Act: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
1. A child whose parents have both died, or a child in whose case it is unknown whether the child''s parents are alive or dead;
2. A child whose parents have lost work capability for a long time due to mental disorder, or physical handicap or diseases;
3. A child who cannot be supported due to long-time penal servitude, etc. of parents;
4. Any child under subparagraphs 1 through 3 who is prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family.
(3) If a foreigner, as prescribed by Presidential Decree, who has married a citizen of the Republic of Korea, cares for a child with Korean nationality and resides in the Republic of Korea falls under Article 5, he/she shall be eligible for protection pursuant to this Act.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 5-3 Deleted.<by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007>   print
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 Article 6 Deleted.<by Act No. 5612, Dec. 30, 1998>   print
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 Article 7 (Single-Parent Family Welfare Counseling Centers)   print
(1) In order to provide counseling or guidance with respect to the welfare of single-parent families, a Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor, a Do governor, a Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred as a "Mayor/Do governor"), and the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (refers to the head of an autonomous Gu; hereinafter the same shall apply) may establish a single-parent family welfare counseling center within his/her jurisdiction. In such cases, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall obtain approval from a Mayor/Do governor. <Amended by Act No. 10302, May 17, 2010>
(2) Necessary matters concerning the organization, operation, etc. of a single-parent family welfare counseling center shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 8 (Single-Parent Family Welfare Counselors)   print
(1) Single-parent family welfare counselors shall be assigned to a Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan Cities, Dos, Special Self-Governing Provinces, Sis/Guns/Gus (refers to autonomous Gus), and single-parent family welfare counseling centers under Article 7. <Amended by Act No. 10302, May 17, 2010>
(2) Necessary matters concerning the qualifications and duties of singleparent family welfare counselors shall be prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 9 (Promotion of Single-Parent Family Welfare Organizations)   print
The State or local governments may support and promote single-parent family welfare organizations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
CHAPTER Ⅱ DETAILS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF WELFARE
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 Article 10 (Investigations, Reporting, etc. on Persons Eligible for Protection)   print
(1) A Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province, the head of a Si/Gun/Gu shall investigate persons eligible for protection within his/her jurisdiction at least once a year. <Amended by Act No. 10302, May 17, 2010>
(2) When the head of a Si/Gun/Gu has investigated persons eligible for protection pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall report findings on investigation to a Mayor/Do governor.
(3) Upon receipt of the findings under paragraph (2), a Mayor/ Do governor shall, in turn, report the findings to the Minister of Gender Equality and Family. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(4) Each protection agency shall prepare and keep a register on the actual status of persons eligible for protection and the ward.
(5) Necessary matters concerning investigations, reporting, and registers pursuant to paragraphs (1) through (4) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 11 (Application for Welfare Benefits)   print
(1) Any person eligible for protection, his/her relative, or any other interested person may apply for the welfare benefits referred to in Article 12 to a Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a competent Si/Gun/Gu. <Amended by Act No. 10302, May 17, 2010>
(2) Necessary matters concerning methods and procedures for application for the welfare benefits under paragraph (1) and the scope of interested persons shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 12 (Details of Welfare Benefits)   print
(1) The State or local governments may, upon receipt of an application for the welfare benefits under Article 11, grant the following welfare benefits: Provided, That, if any person eligible for protection as provided for in this Act is under protection pursuant to other Act and subordinate statutes, such as the National Basic Living Security Act, the amount of benefits under this Act shall not be granted within the limits of the benefits received thereunder:
1. Cost of living;
2. Expenses for assistance in the education of children;
3. Vocational training expenses and living cost during a training period;
4. Expenses for childcare;
5. Such other expenses prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) Where any unmarried mother or any unmarried father who cares for a child under five years of age receives payment of expenses for childcare provided for in paragraph (1) 4, he/she may be granted an additional welfare benefit within budget limits. In such cases, where the unmarried mother or the unmarried father does not care for the child but the lineal ascendant of the unmarried mother or the unmarried father cares for the child, such lineal ascendant may be granted an additional welfare benefit.
(3) The welfare benefits under paragraph (1) shall be provided at regular intervals prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 13 (Lending of Welfare Funds)   print
(1) In order to promote the stabilization of living and self-support of a single-parent family, the State or local governments may lend any of the following funds:
1. Funds required for business;
2. Expenses for the education of children;
3. Medical expenses;
4. Housing funds;
5. Such other funds necessary for the welfare of a single-parent family as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
(2) The limits, methods, and procedures for lending funds under paragraph (1) and other necessary matters shall be determined by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 14 (Acceleration of Employment)   print
(1) The State or local governments shall conduct workplace skill development training in consideration of the capability, aptitude, etc. of mothers and children or fathers and children of single-parent families in order to develop their workplace skills.
(2) The State or local governments shall endeavor to place mothers and children or fathers and children of single-parent families in proper occupation and to have them employed preferentially in various kinds of workplaces in order to accelerate employment thereof.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 14-2 (Connection of Employment Support)   print
(1) The State and local governments shall establish efficient connection between single-parent family related facilities and agencies, and employment security offices pursuant to subparagraph 1 of Article 2-2 of the Employment Security Act in order to expand opportunities for employment of mothers and children or fathers and children of single-parent families. <Amended by Act No. 9795, Oct. 9, 2009>
(2) The Minister of Employment and Labor shall closely cooperate with the Minister of Gender Equality and Family so that employment support projects, etc. for mothers or fathers and children of single-parent families can be promoted effectively. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 15 (Installation of Stalls and Service Booths within Public Facilities)   print
Where the head of a public facility operated by the State or a local government grants permission to install various kinds of stalls and service booths within the public facility, he/she may preferentially grant such permit to single-parent families or single-parent family welfare organizations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 16 (Priority in Using Public Facilities)   print
The State or local governments shall endeavor to have children of single-parent families preferentially use public convenient facilities for children and other public facilities.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 17 (Family Support Services)   print
The State or local governments shall work to render the family support service falling under each of the following subparagraphs to single-parent families:
1. Childcare and education services;
2. Support services for disabled persons, aged persons, chronic-disease sufferers, etc.;
3. Home services such as cooking, cleaning or laundering;
4. Services for promoting family ties, such as education service or counseling service;
5. Other support services for single-parent families prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 18 (Sale and Rent of Units of National Housing)   print
In case of the sale or rent of the units of national housing as prescribed by the Housing Act, the State or local governments shall endeavor to have a specified percent of the national housing preferentially sold to single-parent families.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
CHAPTER Ⅲ SINGLE-PARENT FAMILY WELFARE FACILITIES
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 Article 19 (Single-Parent Family Welfare Facilities)   print
(1) Single-parent family welfare facilities shall be as follows:
1. Mother-and-child protection facility: Facility designed to protect mother-and-child families having difficulty in living and assist their living on a temporary basis or for a fixed period of time and to help the mother and child prepare themselves for self-support after they leave such facility;
2. Mother-and-child self-support facility: Facility designed to provide mother-and-child families having difficulty in self-support with the convenience of housing only for a fixed period of time;
3. Father-and-child protection facility: Facility designed to protect the father-and-child families having difficulty in living and assist their living on a temporary basis or for a fixed period of time and to help the father and child prepare themselves for self-support after they leave such facility;
4. Father-and-child self-support facility: Facility designed to provide father-and-child families having difficulty in self-support with the convenience of housing only for a fixed period of time;
5. Unmarried mother-and-child facility: Facility designed to protect unmarried women for a certain period in order to support them during pregnancy, safe delivery and recuperation of body and soul at childbirth, and caring for their babies after childbirth;
6. Unmarried mother-and-child joint living home: Facility designed to help a family of an unmarried mother after childbirth and her baby make home jointly for a certain period to care for and protect her baby;
7. Mother-and-child joint living home: Facility designed to assist a mother-and-child family having difficulty in independent living so that they may prepare for their self-reliant living while living together with other mother-and-child families by forming a joint family for a fixed period of time;
8. Father-and-child joint living home: Facility designed to assist a father-and-child family having difficulty in independent living so that they may prepare for their self-reliant living while living together with other father-and-child families by forming a joint family for a fixed period of time;
9. Joint living home for unmarried mothers: Facility designed to assist an unmarried mother who does not care for her baby after childbirth so that she may prepare for the self-reliant living while living together with other unmarried mothers by forming a joint family for a fixed period of time;
10. Temporary protection facility: Facility designed to protect both mothers and children or only mothers on a temporary basis or for a fixed period of time where their care for children or their own health may seriously be affected by a physical and mental abuse of their spouses (including a person having a de facto marital relationship);
11. Women’s welfare hall: Facility designed to provide mother-and-child families and unmarried women with overall services for their welfare, such as counselling, guidance on life styles and occupations, day care for their children and vocational guidance;
12. Single-parent family welfare counseling center: Facility designed to conduct surveys on single-parent families, offer guidance and provide counseling service for using welfare facilities.
(2) Necessary matters concerning the period of protection in the singleparent family welfare facilities provided for in paragraph (1) 1 through 10 and the extension of such period shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 20 (Establishment of Single-Parent Family Welfare Facilities)   print
(1) The State or local governments may establish single-parent family welfare facilities.
(2) If any person other than the State or local governments intends to establish and operate a single-parent family welfare facility, he/she shall report it to a Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a competent Si/Gun/Gu. <Amended by Act No. 10302, May 17, 2008>
(3) Necessary matters concerning the facility standards for single-parent family welfare facility and reporting on the establishment thereof shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 21 (Closure or Suspension)   print
If any person who has reported establishment of a single-parent family welfare facility in accordance with Article 20 (2) intends to close down or suspend the operation of such facility for a while, he/she shall, in advance, report it to a Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a competent Si/Gun/Gu, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010; Act No. 10302, May 17, 2008>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 22 (Obligation to Comply with Request)   print
If any person who establishes and operates a single-parent family welfare facility is entrusted by a competent Mayor/Do governor or the head of a competent Si/Gun/Gu to make his/her welfare facility available for a single-parent family, he/she shall not refuse such request without any justifiable grounds.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 23 (Supervision)   print
(1) The Minister of Gender Equality and Family, a Mayor/Do governor, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu may require a person who establishes and operates a single-parent family welfare facility to make necessary reports on the welfare facility and also have the relevant public official inspect the operational condition of welfare facility or examine the books and other relevant documents. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
(2) Each relevant public official who performs his/her duties pursuant to paragraph (1) shall show a certificate verifying his/her authority to the interested persons.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 24 (Closure of Facility, etc.)   print
Where any single-parent family welfare facility falls under any of the following subparagraphs, a Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a competent Si/Gun/Gu may order the suspension or discontinuance of its service, or close the facility: <Amended by Act No. 10302, May 17, 2008>
1. Where it fails to meet the equipment standards as provided for in Article 20 (3);
2. Where it violates Article 22;
3. Where it fails to submit such reports pursuant to Article 23 (1) without any justifiable grounds or makes false reports or where it refuses or evades inspections or examinations.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 24-2 (Hearings)   print
If a Governor of a Special Self-Governing Province or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu intends to order the discontinuance of service or close a facility in accordance with Article 24, he/she shall hold a hearing. <Amended by Act No. 10302, May 17, 2008>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
CHAPTER Ⅳ EXPENSES
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 Article 25 (Subsidization of Expenses)   print
The State or local governments may provide subsidies for the covering of expenses required for single-parent family welfare services as determined by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 25-2 (Collection of Expenses from Unlawful Recipients)   print
(1) Where any one has received welfare benefits or has allowed other person to receive welfare benefits by fraudulent or other unlawful means, the protection agency that has paid welfare benefits may collect all or part of the benefits from the person who has received welfare benefits or the person who has allowed other person to receive welfare benefit (hereinafter referred to as an "unlawful recipient").
(2) The amount to collect pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be collected after notifying the unlawful recipient and in cases where the unlawful recipient does not comply with it, it shall be collected pursuant to the examples of disposition of national or local taxes in arrears.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 26 (Order to Return Subvention, etc.)   print
(1) If the head of a single-parent family welfare facility or the head of a single-parent family welfare organization falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the State or local governments may order him/her to return the whole or part of the subvention that has already been provided:
1. Where he/she has violated the conditions for the provision of subvention;
2. Where he/she has received subvention by fraudulent or other unlawful means;
3. Where he/she has done any such act as may be designed for personal profits in operating the single-parent family welfare facility;
4. Where he/she has violated this Act or orders issued thereunder.
(2) Where there has occurred excessive payment of the welfare benefit already paid to the persons eligible for protection following the change, stoppage or abeyance of welfare benefit, the protection agency shall immediately order them to return all or part of such excessive amount: Provided, That where the persons eligible for protection have spent such excessive amount or have other unavoidable reasons, they may be exempted from such return.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
CHAPTER Ⅴ SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
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 Article 27 (Prohibition of Seizure)   print
Money and other goods paid or provided under this Act and the rights to receive them shall not be seized.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 28 (Request for Review)   print
(1) If persons eligible for protection, their relatives, or any other interested persons are dissatisfied with welfare benefit under this Act, they may, in writing, apply to the relevant welfare agency for the review of such a decision within 90 days from the date they were notified of the said decision.
(2) The welfare agency shall, upon receipt of an application for review under paragraph (1), review and decide on the matter within 30 days and notify the applicant thereof.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 29 (Penal Provisions)   print
(1) Any person who falls under any of the following subparagraphs shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or a fine not exceeding three million won:
1. A person who establishes a single-parent family welfare facility without any report pursuant to Article 20 (2);
2. A person who continues to perform service after he/she has been ordered to close the facility or to suspend or discontinue the service in accordance with Article 24.
(2) A person who receives welfare benefit or allows another person to receive welfare benefits by false or other unlawful means shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year, a fine not exceeding five million won, detention, or penalty surcharge.
(3) Deleted. <by Act No. 10302, May 17, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
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 Article 30 (Joint Penal Provisions)   print
If a representative of a corporation, or an agent, employee or servant of a corporation or individual commits an offense under Article 29 in connection with the business of the corporation or individual, not only shall such violator be punished, but also the corporation or individual shall be punished by a fine or penalty under the relevant Article: Provided, That this shall not apply where such corporation or individual has not been negligent in giving due attention and supervision concerning the relevant business in order to prevent such violation.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10302, May 17, 2010]
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 Article 30-2 (Fines for Negligence)   print
(1) A person who refuses the entrustment without any justifiable grounds, in violation of Article 22, shall be punished by a fine for negligence not exceeding three million won.
(2) Any fine for negligence under paragraph (1) shall be imposed and collected by the Minister of Gender Equality and Family, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Act No. 10302, May 17, 2010]
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 Article 31 (Delegation of Authority)   print
The Minister of Gender Equality and Family or a Mayor/Do governor may delegate part of his/her authority under this Act to the head of a Si/Gun/Gu as prescribed by Presidential Decree. <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008; Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007]
ADDENDA
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 1989.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Mother and Child Protection Facilities, etc.) The mother and child protection facilities established under the Child Welfare Act as at the time when this Act enters into force shall be considered as the mother and child welfare facilities established with permission under this Act.
ADDENDA<Act No. 5358, Aug. 22, 1997>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on July 1, 1998. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 9 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 5453, Dec. 13, 1997>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1998. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 (Transitional Measures pursuant to Amendment of Grassland Act)
(1) and (2) Omitted.
(3) From the enforcement date of this Act till June 30, 1998, the term "closedown of the facility" in the amended provisions of Article 24-2 of the Mother and Child Welfare Act is regarded as "cancellation of permission".
(4) through (8) Omitted.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 5454, Dec. 13, 1997>
This Act shall enter into force on January 1, 1998. (Proviso Omitted.)
ADDENDA<Act No. 5612, Dec. 30, 1998>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures on Change of Name of Women''s Welfare Halls, etc.)
The women''s welfare halls and women''s consultation offices established under the previous provisions at the time of enforcement of this Act shall be considered as the women''s welfare halls and consultation offices for mother and child homes under the amendment to Article 19.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures on Penal Provisions)
The application of penal provisions to any act committed prior to the enforcement of this Act shall be governed by the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 6024, Sep. 7, 1999>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on October 1, 2000. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 13 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 6801, Dec. 18, 2002>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force six months after the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures for Persons Eligible for Protection)
A mother and child home which is eligible for protection under the previous provisions and a father and child eligible for assistance under the Framework Act on Social Security at the time of enforcement of this Act shall be deemed to be eligible for protection under this Act.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures for Mother and Child Welfare Consulting Center)
The mother and child welfare consulting center established under the previous provisions at the time of enforcement of this Act shall be deemed to be the single-parent family welfare counseling center established in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 7.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures for Mother and Child Welfare Consultant)
The mother and child welfare consultant under the previous provisions at the time of enforcement of this Act shall be deemed to be the singleparent family welfare counselor in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 8.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures for Mother and Child Welfare Facilities)
The mother and child welfare facilities under the previous provisions as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed to be the singleparent family welfare facility established in accordance with the amended provisions of Article 20.
Article 6 (Transitional Measures for Administrative Dispositions, etc.)
Dispositions and other actions that were made or taken by the protection authority, or otherwise such acts as reports, etc. that were made to the protection authority, under the previous provisions before this Act enters into force shall be deemed to be dispositions and other actions made or taken by the protection authority or such acts as reports, etc. made to the protection authority under this Act.
Article 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 7413, Mar. 24, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the enforcement date of any of the following matters shall be as follows:
1. …<Omitted>… Articles 2 through 4 of this Addenda shall enter into force on the date on which Presidential Decree concerning the organization of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family under the amended provision of Article 42 of the Government Organization Act enters into force within three months after the promulgation of this Act;
〔Enforcement date of Presidential Decree No. 18873 on June 23, 2005 of the Organization of Ministry of Gender Equality and Family: June 23, 2005〕
2. Omitted.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8119, Dec. 28, 2006>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 5-2 shall enter into force on January 1, 2007.
(2) (Transitional Measures concerning Unmarried Mother Facilities) Any unmarried mother facility that is installed and operated pursuant to the previous provisions at the time of the enforcement of this Act shall be deemed an unmarried mother-and-child facility provided for in the amended provisions of Article 19 (1) 5: Provided, That such facility shall meet the facility standards provided for in the provisions of Article 20 (3) within one year from the enforcement date of this Act.
(3) (Transitional Measures concerning Reporting on Unmarried Mother-andChild Joint Living Homes) Anyone who installs and operates an unmarried mother-and-child joint living home at the time of the enforcement of this Act shall meet the facility standards provided for in the provisions of Article 20 (3) within three months from the date on which this Act enters into force and shall make a report thereon to the head of a Si/Gun/Gu.
(4) Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8655, Oct. 17, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 6 (12) of Addenda shall enter into force on February 4, 2008.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Persons Eligible for Protection)
Any person who has been eligible for protection pursuant to the former Single-parent Family Welfare Act at the time when this Act enters into force shall be deemed to have been eligible for protection pursuant to this Act.
Article 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Single-Parent Family Welfare Counselors)
Any single-parent family counselor appointed pursuant to the former Single-parent Family Welfare Act at the time when this Act enters into force shall be deemed to have been appointed pursuant to this Act.
Article 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Single-Parent Family Welfare Counseling Centers and Single-Parent Family Welfare Facilities)
Any single-parent family welfare counseling center and single-parent family welfare facility established pursuant to the former Single-parent Family Welfare Act at the time when this Act enters into force shall be deemed to have been established pursuant to this Act.
Article 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Single-Parent Family Welfare Organizations)
Any single-parent family welfare organization pursuant to the former Single-parent Family Welfare Act as at the time this Act enters into force shall be deemed as a single-parent family welfare organization pursuant to this Act.
Article 6 Omitted.
Article 7 (Relations with other Acts)
If any part of the previous Single-parent Family Welfare Act is cited in other Acts as at the time this Act enters into force and provisions corresponding thereto exist in this Act, the relevant provisions of this Act shall be deemed to have been cited in lieu of the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 9795, Oct. 9, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 9932, Jan. 18, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force two months after the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 10302, May 17, 2010>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures) The application of penal provisions of acts committed before this Act enters into force shall be subject to the previous provisions.
ADDENDA<Act No. 10339, Jun. 4, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force one month after the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.