law no 223
LAW OF MARCH 2, 2012
EVO MORALES AYMA
CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA
For the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, it has The following Act:
THE PLURINATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY,
GENERAL LAW FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Article 1. (OBJECT). The purpose of this Law is to guarantee people with disabilities, the exercise
full of their rights and duties on equal terms and equal opportunities, preferential treatment under a comprehensive protection system.
Article 2. (FINES). Constitute purposes of this Law, the following:
a) Promote, protect and ensure the full enjoyment, in conditions of equality, of all human rights
and fundamental freedoms for all persons with disabilities and To promote respect for their dignity.
b) Achieve the effective social inclusion of persons with disabilities in public entities of the State
at its Central, Departmental, Regional, Municipal and Indigenous Peasant Indigenous in private institutions.
c) Establish the inclusion of private institutions in social, cultural, environmental and
economic policies for people with disabilities.
d) Establish public policies and social strategies aimed at preventing causes that could
lead to deficiencies, disability and greater degrees of disability.
e) Promote public policies in the areas of health, education, sport, recreation, employment, development
economic, cultural, political and social in favor of people with disabilities.
f) Improving the quality of life of people with disabilities, reducing poverty rates and exclude
g) Promote the human rights and fundamental freedoms of girls, boys, youth and women with
equal opportunities in all spheres of life.
Article 3. (SCOPE OF APPLICATION). This Law is applicable throughout the territory of the State
Plurinational and compulsory compliance by all the Organs of the State, as well as by the institutions; these are public, private, cooperative and/or mixed economy.
Article 4. (GENERAL PRINCIPLES). This Law, in accordance with International Conventions
and the State Constitution, is governed by the following principles:
a) Equality in Dignity. By which people with disabilities have the same dignity and rights
as the rest of human beings.
b) Non-Discrimination. Recognition, enjoyment or full exercise of rights in the field is not cancelled or affected.
base to any form of distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference, founded on the basis of your disability status.
c) Inclusion. All people with disabilities participate fully and effectively in society in
equal opportunities, in the fields: economic, political, cultural, social, educational, sports and recreational.
d) Accessibility. By which the services that the society enjoys can also be accommodated to be
accessed by persons with disabilities, without any restriction, are architectural, physical, social, economic, cultural, communicational.
e) Gender Equity. By which gender differences between men are equated
and women with disabilities, recognizing sexual orientation and gender identity, in the framework of the exercise of the rights recognized in the State Political Constitution.
f) Equal Opportunities. People with disabilities have the same possibilities of access to the exercise of economic, social, political, religious, cultural, sports, recreational and environmental rights, without any discrimination.
g) Nonviolence. Guarantee and protect people with disabilities, with emphasis on women, children, and girls
and adolescents against all forms of physical, psychological or sexual violence.
h) State Economic Assistance. promotes a solidarity income for people with
severe and very severe disability; and economic assistance through plans, programs and projects for people with disabilities.
Article 5. (DEFINITIONS). These are applicable definitions:
a) Disability. It is the result of the person's interaction, with physical, psychic,
intellectual and/or sensory function deficiencies in the long term or permanent, with various physical, psychological, social, cultural and communication barriers.
b) Preferred Treatment. Are the integrative actions that seek to eliminate the disadvantages of people
with disabilities, ensuring their equality and equality with the rest of the people with primacy character.
c) Persons with Disabilities. These are those with long-term or permanent physical, mental, intellectual, and/or
sensory impairments, which when interacting with various barriers can prevent their full and effective participation in society, on equal terms with others.
d) Deficiency. These are problems in a person's physiological functions or body structures.
They may consist of a loss, defect, anomaly, or any other significant deviation from the statistically established standard.
e) People with Physical Disability-Engine. Are people with anatomical deficiencies and
functional neuromuscular limitations in movement.
f) People with Visual Disabilities. people with anatomical and/or functional deficiencies,
causing blindness and low vision.
g) People with Hearing Disability. Are People with Lower Hearing Loss and/or Limitation or
higher grade. Through the sense of vision, it structures its experience and integration with the medium.
faces daily with communication barriers that to some extent prevent their access to and participation in society on a level playing field than their listener peers.
h) People with Intellectual Disabilities. They are people characterized by anatomic and/or
functional central nervous system deficiencies, which cause significant limitations both in the functioning of intelligence, evolutionary psychological development and in the adaptive behavior.
i) Persons with Mental or Psychic Disabilities. They are people who because of biological causes,
psychodynamic or environmental are affected by alterations of cognitive, logical, volitive, affective or psychosocial processes that result in disorders of reasoning, personality, behavior, judgment and understanding of reality, which make it difficult for them to adapt to it and their particular living conditions, in addition to preventing them from the harmonious development of family, labor and social relationships, without having awareness of psychic disease.
j) Multiple Disability. It is generated by multiple deficiencies that are physical, visual,
auditory, intellectual or psychic.
k) Degree of Disability Mild. Rating that refers to people with existing symptoms, signs, or sequelae
that justify some difficulty in carrying out the activities of daily life, but are compatible with the practice of them.
l) Degree Moderate Disability. Rating that refers to people with symptoms, signs, or sequelae
that cause a significant decrease or inability of the person's ability to perform some of the activities of daily life, being independent in self-care activities.
m) Grade of Severe Disability. A rating that refers to people with symptoms, signs, or sequelae that
cause a significant decrease or impossibility of the person's ability to perform most of the activities of daily life, being affected. some of the self-care activities, requiring assistance from someone else for some activities.
n) Very Serious Disability Degree. Rating that refers to people with symptoms, signs, or
sequels that make it impossible to perform daily life activities and require permanent assistance from another person.
o) Activities of Life Daily. It is understood by activities of daily life those that are common to
all citizens and these are the activities of self-care (dressing, eating, avoiding risks, grooming and personal hygiene) and other activities of daily life (communication, physical activity, sensory activity, manual functions, transport, sexual function, sleep, social and leisure activities.
p) Enabling and Rehabilitation. These are effective and relevant measures aimed at making people with congenital or acquired disabilities achieve maximum independence, physical, intellectual, mental, social, and vocational.
q) Social Inclusion. Social inclusion is the complex, multifactorial and
transdisciplinary socio-economic process that links the capacity development of all members of society with equal access to opportunities throughout the life cycle, and with this, access to welfare, relations networks and the exercise of citizenship.
r) Inclusive Education. Education must respond to diversity through physical adaptations,
curriculum and support people seeking greater participation in learning, cultures and communities to reduce the exclusion of education.
Job Inclusion. Right to integrated employment in standardised and adapted enterprises, i.e. employment
exactly the same and under the same conditions and equal opportunities, remuneration, schedules and social benefits as any other worker or worker without disabilities, in public or private institutions where the majority proportion of employees has no disability.
t) Rehabilitation based in the Community. Strategy for rehabilitation, equal opportunities, the
poverty reduction and the social integration of people with disabilities in their own community.
u) Inclusive development Based on the Community. Design and implementation of actions and policies in their own community for socio-economic and human development that seek equal opportunities and rights for all people, regardless of their social status, gender, age, physical, intellectual, sensory or mental condition, cultures, religion, sexual option, in balance with your environment.
v) Reasonable Adjustments. The amendments, necessary and appropriate adaptations, which do not
impose a disproportionate or undue burden, when required in a particular case, shall be construed to ensure that persons with disabilities are entitled to exercise or are entitled to equal conditions, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Article 6. (RIGHT TO LIFE). The Plurinational State of Bolivia, guarantees the right to the life of the
people with disabilities, from their conception, just like the rest of the people.
Article 7. (RIGHT TO PROTECTION OF YOUR FAMILY).
I. The family being the first inclusion space is required to provide protection and well-being to the person with
disability by promoting their autonomy and respecting their self-determination.
II. The protection of the family may be understood as a limitation to the exercise of their rights and
the duties of persons with disabilities.
Article 8. (RIGHT TO CONSTITUTE YOUR FAMILY). The right of persons with
disability to constitute their own family is recognized, assuming responsibilities as parents, mothers and spouses.
Article 9. (RIGHT TO THE PROTECTION OF THE STATE).
I. The Plurinational State of Bolivia will adopt and implement public policies aimed at the protection and development
integral to the person with disabilities, their family and/or guardians.
II. the person with disability is left in a state of abandonment or orphan the State will assume the responsibility
of the same according to his national, departmental, regional, municipal and indigenous competencies.
Article 10. (RIGHT TO EDUCATION). The Plurinational State of Bolivia guarantees access and
the permanence of students with disabilities in the Plurinational Educational System, in the framework of inclusive and comprehensive education.
Article 11. (RIGHT TO COMMUNICATION IN ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS AND LANGUAGES). The
Plurinational State of Bolivia promotes communication in alternative systems and languages for inclusion and access to information and the full exercise of people with disabilities.
Article 12. (RIGHT TO COMPREHENSIVE AND FREE HEALTH SERVICES). The State
Plurinational of Bolivia guarantees the access of persons with disabilities to comprehensive services of promotion, prevention, care, rehabilitation and empowerment, free of charge, quality and with warmth, in the network Public Services and at all three levels of care.
Article 13. (RIGHT TO EMPLOYMENT, DECENT AND PERMANENT WORK). The Plurinational State
guarantees and promotes the access of persons with disabilities to all forms of employment and decent work with a fair remuneration, through public policies of social inclusion in equality of opportunities.
Article 14. (RIGHT TO IDENTITY). The Plurinational State of Bolivia guarantees the right of the
person with a disability to the identity, respecting its pluriculturality, to the name, nationality, to be registered and registered immediately after its birth or when required, just like other people.
Article 15. (RIGHT TO HOUSING). The Plurinational State of Bolivia, at all levels guarantees
the right to programs and special projects of decent and adequate housing for people with disabilities, will also take the necessary measures establishing a percentage of the social housing plans budget.
Article 16. (RIGHT TO SHELTERS OR HOST CENTERS). The Plurinational State of Bolivia,
for persons with disabilities, in a situation of abandonment promotes the existence of shelters or centers of reception and guarantees quality care and warmth.
Article 17. (RIGHT TO ACCESSIBILITY). The Plurinational State of Bolivia guarantees the right of
persons with disabilities to enjoy conditions of accessibility that allow them to use the infrastructure and services of the institutions public, private, public spaces, media and systems of communication, technology and transport, for their use and enjoyment independently of their disability status and to require the institutions of the State to adopt positive action measures for the exercise of this right.
Article 18. (RIGHT TO POLITICAL PARTICIPATION).
I. The Multi-National State ensures that people with disabilities participate fully and effectively in the activities
of public policies, on equal terms and opportunities, as well as the rest of the people.
II. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal will introduce in the election acts reasonable accommodation necessary for the
persons with disabilities to vote freely and consciously. This right includes entering the voting precincts accompanied by a trusted person chosen by them, to receive the necessary assistance.
Article 19. (RIGHT TO INTEGRITY).
I. Everyone with disabilities has the right to have their physical and mental integrity respected especially for girls, children
and women with disabilities.
II. Women and men with disabilities, their families and every person working with women, children and adolescents with
some type of disability should be fully informed of the precautions to be taken for prevent sexual abuse.
Article 20. (RIGHT TO MAKE INDEPENDENT DECISIONS).
People with disabilities
intellectual and mental, mild and/or moderate, have the right to be consulted regarding all decisions that relate to their life, health, education, family, social security, according to its possibilities and means, projecting itself to independent life.
Article 21. (LOSS OF BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE WITH ARRIVALS WITH
DISABILITY). The persons in charge of a person with disabilities shall lose the benefits to their advantage established in this Law in an enunciative manner and not limiting, when:
a) The natural family, surrogate, or family care replacement services, despite having
support and information services, limit development and autonomy opportunities to their members with disabilities.
b) Acts of domestic violence are committed, domestic violence and all kinds of abuse and abuse, discrimination, racism, typified in the Penal Code, Law No. 1674 of 15 December 1995 and Law No. 045 of 11 October 2010, Against Racism and all forms of discrimination.
c) Crimes against sexual freedom, workplace harassment, persons with disabilities typified in
Law No 2033 of 29 October 1999 and Law No 054 of 8 November 2010 committed.
d) Be committed sexual abuse, exploitation, denigrating or unhealthy work, especially those acts
within the family and in particular those committed against children, adolescents, women and men with disability.
e) Prevent or limit your participation in social, labor, educational, cultural, political,
sports, or recreational activities of persons with disabilities.
f) Acts or omissions of any nature, preventing, limiting or restricting the performance of
everyday and habitual activities of people with disabilities.
Article 22. (DUTIES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES). Within the framework of what is established by the
this Law and without prejudice to others established in the current regulations, they are the duties of the people according to the degree
a) Know, comply and enforce the Constitution of the State, this law and other standards
in force in the Plurinational State.
b) Respect, value and defend human rights.
c) Promote values of respect, solidarity, honesty, transparency, justice and tolerance.
d) Defend national interests, their economic, natural and human resources in addition to the
e) Social action and/or social work for the benefit of society.
f) Know, value, promote and promote the ancestral knowledge of peoples and nations
indigenous indigenous peoples.
g) Respect their ascendants and descendants, fostering a culture of dialogue and respect
intergenerational, gender and intercultural.
h) Take the process of your personal development, act with the criteria of solidarity and reciprocity.
i) Know, inform, protect and preserve the environment, biodiversity and others environmental factors
for the care and improvement of the physical environment, social and cultural.
j) Consuming the prescribed medication, being responsible for this duty family or state, to achieve the
stability in their health of persons with disabilities.
k) Train and prepare according to their
l) To be an independent and productive person,
must support in this duty the family.
l) Submit to projects and programs aimed at their rehabilitation, social inclusion and others, in their favor.
m) Your record, rating, and netization.
RIGHTS EXERCISE GUARANTEES
Article 23. (POVERTY REDUCTION). The Executive Body, the Departmental Autonomous Governments, the
Municipal Autonomous Governments and Indigenous Autonomous Governments Indigenous Peasants will have to prioritize the access of people with disabilities, to plans and programmes for social promotion and inclusion and poverty reduction strategies aimed at eliminating exclusion, discrimination and overcoming the social marginality of persons with disabilities, parents, mothers and/or guardians of persons with disabilities. disability, within the framework of your competencies.
Article 24. order to promote the promotion of income and employment-generating economic activities, the Executive Body will stimulate individual and collective social productive economic activities carried out by individuals. with disabilities, parents, mothers and/or guardians of persons with disabilities.
Article 25. (ACCESS TO CREDIT).
I. For the purpose of overcoming financial exclusion affecting persons with disabilities, parents, mothers and/or guardians of
persons with disabilities, the State shall promote access to credit and/or micro-credit programs for the purpose of financing of self-employment projects, and economic ventures in general.
II. Financial institutions must adapt any credit policy by eliminating all restrictive aspects of free access to the
credit persons with disabilities, parents, mothers and/or guardians of persons with disability other than credit remittance capacity.
Article 26. (STIMULUS POLICIES TO ORGANIZE COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES).
I. The Plurinational State, promotes and supports the organization and operation of cooperatives organized by
persons with disabilities, parents, mothers and/or guardians of persons with disabilities.
II. For this purpose, the Vice-Ministry of Employment and Cooperative Employment of the Ministry of Labor
Employment and Social Welfare, will annually approve programs and projects aimed at the development of social cooperativism.
Article 27. (MICROCREDIT FOR SOCIAL ECONOMY ENTERPRISES). The Executive Body
will promote the access of persons with disabilities, parents, mothers and/or guardians of persons with disabilities, to microcredit; destined to the constitution of social economy enterprises.
Article 28. (SOLIDARITY INCOME FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES).
I. The solidarity income for persons with severe and very serious disability is established to be regulated by standard
, starting in 2013.
II. In no case, visually impaired people will be able to perceive Solidarity Income, or those with
disability while performing roles in the public sector.
Article 29. (ECONOMIC RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC DISABILITY MANAGEMENT). The economic resources for public management in the field of disability are:
a) Resources arising from Law 3925 of 21 August 2008 on the elimination of subsidies a
b) Donations, legacies and resources of national and international cooperation.
Article 30. (BUSINESS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY). Legally private companies
incorporated throughout the territory of the Plurinational State must comply with corporate social responsibility in favour of persons with disabilities by carrying out support activities for people with disability.
Article 31. (SCOPE OF EDUCATION).
I. The Plurinational State guarantees the formation of multidisciplinary teams for the attention and inclusion of people
with disabilities to the multi-national education system.
II. The Plurinational State guarantees the permanent educational development of the individual potentialities of the person with psychosocial disability through the constant training of the different educational systems for effective care. The development of these potentialities.
III. The Plurinational State, will introduce into all study plans, psychopedagogical that enable all the
teachers and teachers, in training for personalized teaching to all students with disabilities.
IV. The Plurinational State, in coordination with the municipal autonomous governments, promotes and guarantees the elimination of of
all the architectural, psychopedagogical and communication barriers existing in the current Bolivian education system; and in relation to the architectural barriers it will gradually force to be suppressed in the plans of any unit education to be built in the country, assuming the responsibilities of the institutions according to their competencies.
V. The Plurinational State will promote the endowment of all the teaching and communication resources needed for the
teaching students with disability to the Regular Educational Units, Alternative and Special Education Centers, Master and Master Training Schools and Technical Institutions of tax and convention dependency.
VI. Plurinational, will perform the rational creation of multidisciplinary careers for the attention to the needs
biological, psychological and social needs of people with disabilities.
VII. The Plurinational State, will organize courses that train teachers in current exercise in the learning of the
psychopedagogical techniques needed to teach students with disabilities, so that their free admission to the University is complemented with curricular adjustments that allow them to stay on a regular basis, timely discharge, and quality teaching in the Public and Private Universities.
VIII. All Public and Private Universities must extend academic diplomas free of charge, and
titles in national provision to persons with disabilities.
IX. Technical Institutes, Training Schools Superior, Public and Private Universities should facilitate the
conditions for all applicants and students with sensory disabilities to have adequate assessment tools, especially through the provision of support instruments in braille and sign language interpreters. In addition, it will have to encourage the teaching and learning of sign language in the various careers.
X. The Private National University System, must have specific plans of discounts at all levels of
study and scholarships for people with disabilities.
XI. The State University System, must have specific plans for the release of values at all levels of
study for people with disabilities, children of the same, as well as parents of children with disabilities.
Article 32. (BOTH OF HEALTH).
network of public health services, to provide services to promote, prevent and rehabilitate quality and with warmth and respond to the needs of people with disabilities.
II. The Plurinational State of Bolivia, will provide medicines and permanent necessities related to the
disability free of charge for people with disabilities, when they do not have other mechanisms of provision, subject to regulation.
III. The Plurinational State of Bolivia, through the Ministry of Health and Sports in coordination with the autonomous territorial entities
, will maintain and distribute rationally including municipalities, the multidisciplinary teams for the
Ministry of Health and Sports must train the staff of the Municipal Unit of Attention to the person
with disabilities of the municipalities so that
V. The Plurinational State of Bolivia will establish the incorporation of the rehabilitation strategy based on the
community in social, cultural, and social policies. intercultural and economic for people with disabilities.
VI. The Plurinational State of Bolivia, will ensure access to sexual and reproductive health information services to
people with disabilities, in all public health services network, safeguarding sexual rights and reproductive, against mandatory sterilization or provision of mandatory contraceptive methods, establishing specialized family planning services for the orientation and prevention of unwanted pregnancies.
VII. The Multi-National State ensures that every person with disabilities, especially women, is entitled to
control and resolve freely and responsibly issues related to their sexuality, sexual and reproductive health coactions, discrimination and violence.
VIII. The Plurinational State will implement plans and programs to prevent all types of disability and higher degrees
Article 33. (RELEASE OF TRIBUTES). The Plurinational State will grant in favor of Enablement Centers
and Rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and persons with disabilities, duly accredited, the total exemption of the payment Taxes for the importation of orthotics, prostheses and technical aids, except motor vehicles, strictly and exclusively used in the enabling and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities; not being able to be transferred to onerous title.
Article 34. (SCOPE OF WORK).
I. The Plurinational State of Bolivia at all levels of government must incorporate plans, programs and projects
of community-based inclusive development, geared to economic development and the creation of jobs for people with disabilities.
II. The Plurinational State of Bolivia will guarantee labor inmobility to persons with disabilities, spouses,
parents, mothers and/or guardians of children with disabilities, as long as they comply with the current regulations and there are no causal
. Public and private entities must provide accessibility to their staff with disabilities.
IV. People with disabilities must have a source of work.
Article 35. (GRATUITOUSNESS TO LEGAL PERSONALITY). The Ministry of Autonomies and the
Departmental Governments of the Plurinational State will grant the benefit of gratuitousness for the process of recognition of the legal personality of the organizations of persons with disabilities, associations of family members and/or legal guardians of persons with disabilities.
Article 36. (BOTH OF THE COMMUNICATION).
I. Public institutions, private services and Educational Units are obliged to incorporate the communication
alternative and an interpreter in the Bolivian Sign Language (LSB), for the respective translation to persons with disabilities hearing, in acts of relevance, national, departmental, regional, municipal and indigenous peasant origin.
II. Public and private television companies must include the interpretation of the Bolivian Sign Language, in
programs of general interest, cultural, recreational, political, educational
III. Public institutions, private services and Educational Units must have human resources
trained in sign language and have appropriate internal and external signage in such institutions, for the attention of people with hearing and visual impairment.
Article 37. (SCOPE OF ACCESSIBILITY TO INFRASTRUCTURE AND OTHER RIGHTS).
I. The Plurinational State of Bolivia will define public policies on accessibility that guarantee the full exercise of this right.
II. the Organs of the Plurinational State, at its various levels, institutions public and private, will have to adapt
its architectural structure, systems, means of communication and means of transport, in a gradual way, from the enactment of this Law, in order to guarantee accessibility to the people with Disability.
III. New constructions, systems, media and means of transport must have the
accessibility conditions established by this Law from its enactment.
Article 38. (ACCESS TO JUSTICE).
I. The Plurinational State of Bolivia, will ensure that people with disabilities have access to justice and help
psychological, social and communicative on equal terms with others, mainstreaming the current regulations, to facilitate the performance of the effective functions of those persons as direct and indirect participants, including the declaration as witnesses, in all court proceedings.
II. In order to ensure that persons with disabilities have effective access to justice, the State Plurinational
will promote the proper training of justice operators and administrators, including police and prison staff.
Article 39. (SOCIAL AWARENESS). All the media will take measures to ensure that the
society takes greater awareness of the situation and condition of girls and boys, adolescents, women and men with disabilities, their rights, their needs, their possibilities and their contribution to society, eliminating discriminatory language in their programs or production of materials.
Article 40. (GRATUITOUSNESS OF THE MILITARY SERVICE BOOK). The
military service notebook for disabled people who require this document is free of charge.
Article 41. (GRATUITOUSNESS IN CIVIL REGISTRY DOCUMENTS). The Plurinational Electoral Body
will implement the corresponding measures that will allow everyone with severe and very serious disabilities to access the benefit of free of charge in the issuance of birth, marriage and death certificates.
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
Article 42. (SPECIALISED UNITS). The Executive Body, Departmental Autonomous Governments,
Regional and Municipal, in the framework of the Constitution of the State and Law No. 31 of 19 July 2010 Framework of Autonomy and Decentralization? Andrés Ibanez? will have specialized units for the execution of comprehensive plans, programs and projects in favor of people with disabilities.
Article 43. (MAINSTREAMING OF THE SUBJECT OF DISABILITY). The Multi-National State in
all levels will have to cross the disability theme, in its normative regime, plans, programs and projects according to its competence.
Article 44. (SOCIAL CONTROL). Public policies, programs and projects in the field of disability,
will be subject to social control, accountability, and permanent consultation with disability organizations.
Article 45. (NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES).
I. The National Committee for Persons with Disabilities-CONALPEDIS is a decentralized entity, for the defense of
the rights of persons with disabilities, with autonomy of management and their own patrimony, under tuition of the Ministry of Justice, is in charge of strategic planning in the field of disability.
II. The CONALPEDIS will have a Directory with functions of control and control. Your decisions will be taken by
majority of the total members 'votes.
III. CONALPEDIS' organizational structure will be established by a Supreme Regulatory Decree that
must be enacted within the one hundred and twenty days following the enactment of this Law.
IV. The State through CONALPEDIS will monitor and regulate private entities specialized in the attention of
disability through mechanisms of accreditation and implementation of technical and scientific protocols.
V. The State, through CONALPEDIS, will guide the gradual transformation of the specialized institutions and centers
of special education towards the formation of rehabilitation resources centers, according to the world politics of Community-based rehabilitation.
VI. The State, through CONALPEDIS, will coordinate with the Bolivian Confederation of Persons with Disabilities and
other national, departmental and municipal organizations, legally recognised, in the development of public policies, programmes and projects.
Article 46. (RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES).
attributions of the National Committee for Persons with Disabilities-CONALEDIS:
a) Taking actions to generate equal opportunities for people with disabilities.
b) Driving the full exercise of the rights of persons with disabilities and making them enforceable before the
c) Promote and coordinate with other institutions of the State measures to increase the physical infrastructure
of public facilities and the technical, material and human resources necessary for the attention of the population with disability.
d) Promote and promote the disability approach under a social model of rights in the framework of a
culture of dignity, respect for people with disabilities, through awareness and awareness campaigns and awareness campaigns with a social inclusion approach.
e) Taking actions for compliance with international and regional legal instruments,
related to disability.
f) Spread and follow up on compliance with obligations contracted with governments or entities of
countries and international bodies related to disability.
g) Establish relations with the authorities of the Bolivian Police in matters of public security for
persons with disabilities and prevention measures.
h) Spread, promote and publish texts and works related to the subjects object of this Law.
i) To be the body of consultation and mandatory advice for the agencies and ministries of the Authority
Executive to carry out programs and projects related to persons with disabilities.
j) Register to Non-Governmental Organizations, Foundations and Civil Associations without
profit working with disability programs and projects.
k) Performing and updating a register of public and private social service programs, religious, of
convention and self-help of persons with disabilities. disability.
l) Develop draft rules for the adequacy of this Law in all areas.
Article 47. (DIRECTORY).
I. Are members of the Directory of the National Committee for Persons with Disabilities:
a) Nine representatives of the Bolivian Confederation of Persons with Disabilities? COBOPDI.
b) Nine representatives of the Executive Body appointed by Ministerial Resolution of the Ministries
of Justice, Health and Sports, Employment and Social Welfare, Public Works Services and Housing, Communication, Education, Presidency, Development Planning and Economics and Public Finance.
II. Representatives of the Executive Body will not receive allowances, or remuneration.
III. Your privileges will be established by standard regulatory.
IV. The or the Executive Director (a) of the CONALPEDIS will be appointed by the Executive Body.
Article 48. (ATTRIBUTION OF AUTONOMOUS LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES
DEPARTMENTAL AND MUNICIPAL).
I. The Autonomous Regional Governments and Autonomous Municipal Governments, will dictate rules on conditions and
technical specifications for design and development of projects and construction works, in public buildings, as well as for the adequacy of the existing ones.
II. In accordance with the regulatory standards approved by the Authority of Taxation and Social Control of
Telecommunications and Transport, the Departmental Legislative Assemblies and Municipal councils will dictate rules to ensure accessibility for persons with disabilities in the following areas:
a) Accessible routes and pedestrian paths, free of architectural barriers according to regulation.
b) Senalization of warning systems in public spaces to guide persons with disabilities, in
accessible formats for individuals with physical, hearing, visual, and intellectual impairments.
c) Signs of access through conventional symbols of people with disabilities used to
point to accessibility to buildings, condominiums, multifamily and any public space in general, in formats accessible to persons with physical, hearing, visual and intellectual deficiencies.
d) Extraordinary benefits and discounts when using means air, river, rail, lake and land transport, interdepartmental, provincial or intercity for persons with disabilities and their companion, according to regulations.
e) Privilege in public parking spaces and free parking.
f) Hearing signal for blind people in all public and private spaces.
g) Other rules that facilitate accessibility for people with disabilities.
Article 49. (PARTICIPATORY ROLE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES). The State
Plurinational will promote all forms of self-organization of persons with disabilities, adopted for the defense of their civil, social, economic rights and obligations and guarantees their effective participation in the takeover Permanent public policy decisions on disability.
ONLY. The validity of rights for persons with disabilities is temporarily available, established in Law No 1678 of December 15, 1995, until it is approve the autonomous statutes, organic letters and other legal provisions of other levels of the State.
ONLY. The Law of 22 January 1957, which is created by the Bolivian Institute of Cógera and the
OPENING and REPEAL PROVISION
ONLY. All provisions contrary to this Law are abrogated and repealed.
Remit to the Executive Body, for constitutional purposes.
It is given in the Session Room of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, at twenty-eight days of February
of two thousand twelve years.
Fdo. Lilly Gabriela Montano Viana, Richard Cordel Ramírez, Mary Medina Zabaleta, David Sanchez Heredia,
Wilson Changaray T., Angel David Cortes Villegas.
Therefore, it is enacted so that it has and complies with the Law of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
Palace of Government of the city of La Paz, two days from the month of March of two thousand twelve years.
FDO. EVO MORALES AYMA, David Choquehuanca Cespedes, Juan Ramón Quintana Taborga, Carlos
Gustavo Romero Bonifaz, Ruben Aldo Saavedra Soto, Elba Viviana Caro Hinojosa, Luis Alberto Arce Catacora, Juan Jose Hernando Sosa Soruco, Ana Teresa Morales Olivera, Arturo Vladimir Sanchez Escobar, Mario Virreira Iporre, Cecilia Luisa Ayllon Quinteros, Daniel Santalla Torrez, Juan Carlos Calvimontes Camargo, Felipe Quispe Quenta, Roberto Ivan Aguilar Gomez, Nemesia Achacollo Tola, Claudia Stacy Peña Claros, Nardy Suxo Iturry, Pablo Cesar Groux Canedo, Amanda Davila Torres.