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LAW of January 22, 1957 HERNAN SILES ZUAZO President constitutional DE LA Repašblica as: the Honorable National Congress has sanctioned the following law: the National Congress DECREES: 1a ° â € Arta-culo "Cra © ase the Instituto Boliviano of blindness, whose aims will be ¡(n: a) study and give solution to all individual or collective, emerging problems of the blind of adulthood!" , they are nationals or foreigners living in the Paa-s;
b) exert Tuicia³n on all existing Paa-s blind institutions;
(c) investigate and make the mÃ © all the modern Tiflologa-a to put them at the service of social welfare, rehabilitation and aid to the blind and his family;
d) Organization of centers of Readaptacia³n and professional training of blind, well - as literacy courses for rural blind;
(e) promote and guide the occupational activity of the rehabilitated blind;
f) dictate standards aimed at the protection of those blind whose additional conditions to his blindness does not allow them to productive activities by its own means;
(g) to investigate the causes that directly or indirectly cause blindness in individuals;
(h) organise censuses and Estada-features relating to her blindness.
Arta-culo 2a ° â €"for the purposes of this Act and the individuals within it, to use their benefits, the Bolivian Institute of blindness Adoptara the following definition:"Is blind any individual whose visual acuity is 20/200 or less or its field of vision is 20 degrees or less, in the better eye and with the best correction".!"
Arta-culo 3a ° â €"the Bolivian Institute of blindness will depend on the Ministry of labour and Social Security, and will be (governed by: to) a Council national of blindness integrated by the Director-General of Social Security, a representative of the Ministry of health and sanitation, another of the Ministry of education, another of the National Social Security Fund, two representatives of the National Federation of blind!!" a representative of the National Department of rehabilitation and another from the National School of Social Welfare.
(b) by an Executive Director, appointed by the National Council of blindness.
Arta-culo 4Â ° â €"of the Bolivian Institute of blindness will depend on n all the institutions of the Paa-s, dealing with the blind.!"
Arta-culo 5Â ° â €"blindness is not if one disability, but sensory reduction."
Them blind that by its capacity to obtain professions Liberal, and where the view not is function essential for the exercise of them, may n exercise them without any prohibition.!
Arta-culo 6a ° â €"of the National Council of welfare income 20% goes to the National Institute of blindness for purposes of social assistance."
Arta-culo 7a ° â €"the State and the private sector will provide work to the blind according to their ability and degree of rehabilitation."
Arta-culo 8a ° â €"Mister Minister of labour and Social Security Reglamentara the operation of the Bolivian Institute of blindness and Faccionara your budget according to current revenues intended to blind.!"
Arta-culo 9Â ° â €"provisions contrary to this law are hereby repealed."
Commune-contact to the Executive for constitutional purposes.
Session of the H. Congress Hall.
La Paz, 15 January 1957.
(Fdo). John Lecha-n o., H. Senate President Nacional.a€ "j. Sanjina © s Ovando, President of the H. CA Chamber of Diputados.a€" Ciro Humboldt B., Senator Secretario.a€ "Eufronio Hinojosa G., Senator Secretario.a€" Luis F. Oropeza, Deputy Secretario.a€ "Oscar Barbery J., Deputy Secretary.!"
THEREFORE: I enacted it is and meets as a law of the Republic. Government Palace in the city of La Paz, to the twenty-second day-as of the month of January one thousand nine hundred and fifty seven years.
(Fdo) HERNÁN SILES Zuazo.a€ "f © lix Lara, Minister of labour and Social Security."
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