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Social Work Federal Law.

Original Language Title: Ley Federal del Trabajo Social.

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Law 27,072

Federal Law of Social Work. Sanctioned: December 10, 2014 Enacted: December 16, 2014

The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc., are sanctioned by law:



General provisions

ARTICLE 1-Object. The purpose of this law is to establish the general framework for the professional exercise of social work throughout the national territory, without prejudice to the application of the local norms dictated by the provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Aires.

ARTICLE 2 °-Scope. The provisions of this law are of public order and of application throughout the territory of the Argentine Republic.

ARTICLE 3-Objectives. These are the objectives of this law: a) Promote the hierarchy of the profession of social work because of its social relevance and its contribution to the validity, defense and demand of human rights, the construction of citizenship and the democratization of social relations; To establish a general framework for the profession of social work in Argentina, without prejudice to the application of local rules governing the registration, supervision and control of professional practice; (i) professional qualifications of social workers throughout the territory of the European Union; (d) to protect the interests of the public by creating the minimum conditions necessary for the provision of professional services with competence, quality and suitability; and) to extend the obligation of registration for the financial year professional in national, binational and international institutions with representation in the country; f) Regular rights, obligations and prohibitions in relation to the professional exercise of social work throughout the national territory.

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Chapter II

Professional Exercise

ARTICLE 4 °-Professional exercise. The performance of tasks, acts, actions or practices derived, related or framed in one or more of the professional activities established in this law, including the performance of charges, is considered to be a professional exercise of social work. or functions derived from judicial appointments, either on its own initiative or on a proposal from the parties, on the basis of social work to the profession based on practice and an academic discipline that promotes change and social development, social cohesion, and strengthening and the liberation of people. The principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversity are fundamental to social work. Backed by social work theories, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work involves people and structures to address life challenges and increase wellbeing.

ARTICLE 5-Use of the professional title. The use of the professional title is considered to be the use of stamps, captions, drawings, badges, plates, cards, notices, posters, publications, reports, documents or manifestations of any kind or species, where the name is, or is mentioned, direct or indirectly, the profession of social work.

ARTICLE 6-Designation of the professional title. Under the name of Licenado/a in Social Work, the degrees of Licentiate/a in Social Work and Licensed in Social Service, issued by the universities and university institutes legally recognized in the country and which The Argentine university system. This rule will govern the new curricula or the modifications of plans of studies that are approved or recognized as of the validity of this law.

ARTICLE 7 °-Professional enabling title. The profession of bachelor's degree in social work can only be carried out by natural persons with an enabling degree awarded by universities and university institutes legally recognized in the country and which integrate the university system. Argentina.

ARTICLE 8 °-Recognition of entitlement. Titles which do not meet the conditions laid down in Article 6 and have been issued prior to the law, shall maintain their validity and enable them to exercise the profession of social work.

Chapter III

Professional business

ARTICLE 9-Professional Inconsistencies. Always in defense, demand and promotion of the effective exercise of human and social rights, the Licensed Social Work is enabled for the following professional activities within the professional specificity that gives them the enabling title: 1. Advice, design, execution, audit and evaluation of: a) Public policies linked to the different areas of professional practice, such as habitat, health, social development, disability, education, work, environment, justice, childhood and adolescence, social economy, social violence, gender, ethnic minorities, old age and addictions, among others;

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b) Plans, programs and social projects; c) Family, institutional, community, social and environmental impact studies; d) Institutional projects and social organizations, whether governmental or non-governmental. 2. Integration, coordination, guidance, training and/or supervision of disciplinary, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary work teams, contributing elements for the reading and identification of the situation addressed, incorporating the aspects socioeconomic, political, environmental and cultural influences on it, and proposing strategies for intervention. 3. Development of social reports, socio-economic, socio-health and socio-environmental reports, situational and/or expert reports. 4. Intervention in home, institutional and/or community contexts. 5. Development of social experts in the field of Justice, either as official experts, as part, as president and/or technical consultant. 6. Professional intervention in mediation instances or programs. 7. Professional intervention as health agents. 8. Management and performance of functions of degree and postgraduate teaching, extension and research in the field of academic units of vocational training in social work and in social sciences. 9. Performance of teaching, training, research, supervision and integration of technical teams at different levels of the formal education system and the non-formal educational field in areas related to the social sciences. 10. Direction, integration of equipment and development of lines and research projects in the social field, contributing to: a) The production of knowledge in social work and the deepening of professional specificity and theory (b) the production of theoretical-methodological knowledge to contribute to professional intervention in the various fields of action; c) the production of knowledge that enables the identification of factors affecting the generation and reproduction of social problems and possible strategies for modification or improvement. 11. Participation in advice, design and implementation of new social legislation, integrating forums and advice for promotion and protection of rights. 12. Management and administration of public and/or private institutions at different levels of operation and decision of public policies.

Chapter IV

Professional rights

ARTICLE 10. -Rights. The following are the rights of the Bachelor's in Social Work: a) To pursue the profession at the individual, group, family, community and institutional level, in the fields of social development, health, education, justice, social security, social organizations and other areas that have to do with the full exercise of the professional competence established in this law; b) Refuse to carry out acts or collaborate in the execution of practices that violate human rights, which contravene provisions of codes of professional ethics or that they are not linked to the professional competence laid down in this law; Training and updating in the disciplinary field of social work and social sciences when exercising their profession in relation to public or private dependence, regardless of nature

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the labour-professional link, including the obligation for the employer, to assign and/or authorise up to fourteen (14) days per year for vocational, academic, research and training training and updating systematization of professional practices; d) perceiving fees, tariffs and salaries in accordance with nomenclators and tariffs established by professional associations or associations or by the Argentine Federation of Professional Associations of Social Service; (e) Contar with the prevention and protection measures necessary when the exercise of the profession involves a risk to the physical integrity of the professionals or to their physical or mental health, regardless of the legal nature of the professional-professional link established with the institutions public, private or mixed in the field of which the exercise is carried out; (f) Contar with periods of recovery where the exercise of the profession is carried out in relation to problems or social situations involving accelerated processes of professional wear or affect the physical or mental health of professionals; these periods of recovery will not be greater than fourteen (14) days per year and will not affect the conditions of the labor-professional link in terms of salary, seniority, additional fees, duties, duties and tasks developed by the professionals; assemblies, meetings, congresses and other events organized at the local, national or international level, representing professional social work organizations, with the justification of the work inassists in the public sphere or (a) the extent to which they are incurred for that reason and without affecting the collection of additional (h) Acordar professional fees and duties with social works, pre-paid medical services, mutual and other associations, individually or through professional associations or councils or the Argentine Federation of Professional Associations of Social Service.

Chapter V

Professional obligations

ARTICLE 11. -Obligations. The following are the obligations of the Licensed Social Work (s): (a) Matriculation in the professional college or council of the jurisdiction where the profession is exercised and the payment of the respective enabling tuition to be kept up to date. This obligation also applies to those who pursue the profession of social work in national, binational or international public bodies with representation in the country; b) To carry out the profession with commitment, competence and updating (c) To exercise the profession in accordance with the rules laid down in the codes of ethics sanctioned by the schools, with the principles governing human rights, social justice, citizenship and the form of democratic life; or professional advice; d) To provide the collaboration required by the health authorities in the event of epidemics, disasters or other emergencies; e) Maintaining professional secrecy, subject to the provisions of the legislation in force in this field.

Chapter VI

General provisions

ARTICLE 12. -Plans of studies. The Ministry of Education of the Nation will have to promote

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bodies that correspond to the adequacy of the requirements of all state and private management universities in accordance with this law.

ARTICLE 13. -Recruitment of persons. The bodies, national public institutions and organisations and institutions governed by private law must hire natural persons to carry out their duties on the professional activity of social work, provided that they comply with the conditions for the professional practice laid down in Chapter II of this Law, without prejudice to the intervention of natural persons who hold other professional qualifications enabling them to perform such duties.

ARTICLE 14. -The provinces and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires are invited to adhere to this law.

ARTICLE 15. -Contact the national executive branch.



JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -GERARDO ZAMORA. -Lucas Chedrese. -Juan H. Estrada.

Date of publication: 22/12/2014

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