Law Amending The Law On Social Assistance

Original Language Title: Закон за изменение и допълнение на Закона за социално подпомагане

Read the untranslated law here: http://parliament.bg/bg/laws/ID/15515/

Name of law
Law amending the Law on Social Assistance




Name Bill
Bill amending the Law on Social Assistance





Date of adoption
15/01/2016



Number / year Official Gazette
8/2016








DECREE № 12 Pursuant to Art. 98 pt. 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria
DECREE:
To be published in the "Official Gazette" Law amending the Law on Social Assistance adopted by HLІІI National Assembly on January 15, 2016 || | Released in Sofia on January 25, 2016
President of the Republic: Rosen Plevneliev
stamped with the state seal.
Minister of Justice: Catherine Zaharieva

Law amending the Law on Social Assistance (prom. SG. 56 of 1998 .; amend., SG. 45 and 120 of 2002 ., No. 18, 30 and 105 of 2006, pcs. 52 and 59, 2007, issue. 58 of 2008, pcs. 14, 41 and 74 of 2009, pcs. 15 2010 ., No. 9 and 51 of 2011, pcs. 32 of 2012, pcs. 15 and 66 of 2013 and SG. 98 of 2014)
§ 1. In art. 6 The following amendments and additions:
1. In para. 1:
a) in item. 2 the words "social services" shall be deleted;
B) pt. 4, after the word "services" add "and provide methodological support in granting them ';
C) Section 5 is amended as follows:
"5. collect, process, systematize, store and use information in the field of functional competence by law in an integrated information system; "
d) pt. 6 after the word" type "a comma and added" location ".
2. In para. 2 after the number "2" is added "and 10" and the words "directorates" Social support "insert" and the regional directorates for social assistance. " 3
. A par. 4:
"(4) The Minister of Labour and Social Policy issued an ordinance on the content and operation of the integrated information system under par. 1, p. 5. "
§ 2. In art. 13 is amended as follows:
1. In para. 1, 'application-declaration lodged "is replaced by" application declaration submitted. "
2. In para. 4 the word "application" is replaced by "application".
§ 3. Article 16 is amended as follows:
"Art. 16. (1) Social services are activities to support those social inclusion and independent living based on social work and is provided in the community and in institutions.
(2) Social services in specialized institutions shall be granted only after exhausting the possibilities of providing social services in the community.
(3) The placement of children, persons with disabilities and persons under guardianship in specialized institutions can not be for a period longer than three years.
(4) The term under par. 3 may be extended subject to the conditions of Art. 16a and 16b only if:

1. for children unable to be reintegrated into the family, adopted, placed in a family of relatives or friends or in a foster family or social service community residential under the Law on Child Protection;
2. for persons with disabilities and persons under guardianship, unable to care in the home environment and accommodation in social service community residential.
(5) Social services are provided by individual assessment of support needs and based on the individual support plan developed by a multidisciplinary team whose composition and working methods are determined by the implementing regulation of the law.
(6) The criteria for individual assessment of the needs of persons of support, the essence of the individual support plan, deadlines for updating and revision of the assessment and plan are determined by the implementing regulation of the law.
(7) The types of community based services and specialized institutions shall be determined by the implementing regulation of the law.
(8) Depending on the method of financing social services are:
1. delegated by the state when financed from the state budget;
2. local activities when financed by municipal budgets; 3
. activities financed from other sources. "
§ 4. created art. 16a, 16b, 16c and 16d:
"Art. 16a. (1) The social services are provided according to the will and personal choice of individuals and in accordance with Art. 16 para. 2, 3, 4 and 5.
(2) Subject to paragraph. 1 Childcare services are provided in the best interests of the child and according to the wish of the child and parents, guardian, or those who care for the child in accordance with the Law on Child Protection.
(3) Subject to paragraph. 1 social services for adults under guardianship are provided according to the wish of the person and the opinion of his guardian, in the event of conflict leading the desire of the person in need of social service.
(4) The use of social services by adults under guardianship be terminated under par. 3.
(5) Subject to paragraph. 1 social community services residential and specialized institutions for adults placed under judicial disability shall be provided in accordance with Art. 16b, 16c and 16d.

Art. 16b. (1) Placement in specialized institutions and in community based social services residential adult persons placed under judicial disability shall be made by the district court at the current address of the person. "Social support" the current address of the person can perform only a temporary placement by administrative order in case the pending court no option to care for the person.
(2) The request for accommodation under par. 1 before the District Court at the current address of the person is done by the "Social Assistance" upon written request declared by the person and position of guardian.
(3) The request under par. 2 shall apply:
1. report containing an opinion on opportunities to care for the person at home;
2. assessment and plan of art. 16 para. 5; 3
. reference on existing appropriate community based services and specialized institutions within the area and vacancies.
(4) Temporary accommodation in specialized institutions and in community based social services residential adult persons placed under judicial disability shall be carried out by order of the Director of Directorate "Social support" the current address of the person based on a written declared desire of the person and position of guardian.
(5) Within one month of issuing the order under par. 4 Directorate "Social Assistance" makes a request to the district court at the current address of the person.
(6) Acts na Director of "Social support" shall be issued and appealed under the Administrative Code.
Art. 16c. (1) Requests for accommodation of a person under full guardianship in a specialized institution and social service community residential jurisdiction of the district court at the current address of the person.
(2) In proceedings under par. 1, the court may collect evidence on its own initiative and must examine the will of the person whose placement is requested, including through the participation of experts.
(3) The Court immediately consider the request at an open meeting with the directorate "Social support", the person and his guardian.
(4) If the person whose placement is requested, can not participate personally in the meeting under par. 3, it has been held outside the courthouse.
(5) The court shall rule within one month of a decision being announced to the parties and implemented immediately.
(6) Upon request for accommodation in a specialized institution court can enforce it only in the event that the proceedings not be the possibility to care for the person at home or placement in social service community residential type.

(7) The decision under par. 5 indicates the period of detention that accommodation in a specialized institution can not be longer than the term of art. 16 para. 3.
(8) The decision is subject to appeal before the district court within 7 days. In case of a complaint or protest the court set the case within a period not longer than 7 days. The district court shall make a decision, which is final.
Art. 16 years. (1) The accommodation of a person under full guardianship in a specialized institution and social service community residential is terminated pursuant to Art. 16b and 16c of the district court at the request of Directorate "Social assistance" upon written request declared by the person and position of guardian.
(2) Until judging termination of temporary accommodation is done by order of the Director of Directorate "Social assistance" upon written request declared by the person and position of guardian.
(3) Paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply during the period specified in Art. 16c par. 7 and death of the person.
(4) Arrival specialized institution in the social service community residential before the expiry of the term of art. 16c par. 7 shall be made in accordance with Art. 16b and 16c.
(5) Extension of institutionalization is carried out under Art. 16b and 16c, if there are grounds under Art. 16 para. 4.
(6) Extension of accommodation in the social service community residential care is carried out in accordance with Art. 16b and 16c.
(7) The decision of the district court can be appealed to the district court. The appeal shall not suspend the execution. The decision of the district court is final and not subject to further appeal.
(8) decision to terminate placement shall be executed by administrative order. "
§ 5. In art. 17 be made the following amendments:
1. Paragraph 1 shall be amended as follows:
"(1) The social services are provided against payment of fees by persons who use them, or negotiable. Childcare services are free, as are delegated by the state, except in cases where payment is provided by law. "
2. In para. 4 finally added "when not delegated by the state." 3
. Created al. 5, 6, 7 and 8:
"(5) The fees under par. 2 collected by the mayor or appointed officials of the municipal administration and submitted to a bank account budget of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy to the 25th of the month following the month for which they are due.
(6) The mayor of the municipality maintain an updated registry that includes:
1. number and types of social services in the municipality, which are financed from the state budget;

2. capacity and actual number of people who use social services financed from the state budget by individual services; 3
. those who owe taxes for social services funded by the state budget;
4. amount of fees paid by the beneficiaries of social services funded by the state budget;
5. total fees payable;
6. amount of collected fees for social services funded by the state budget;
7. the amount of uncollected taxes and those who owe them.
(7) The mayor sent electronically on a monthly basis to the Executive Director of the Fund "Social protection" information under par. 6.
(8) non-payment for more than three months to charge for use of a social service - delegated by the state, a person is eligible for a fee according to the tariff under par. 2 provision of the service of the person shall be terminated unless within one month default on payment. "
§ 6. In art. 18 be made the following amendments:
1. In para. 2 after the word "services" add "on the territory of Bulgaria."
2. In para. 3 words "license" is replaced by "in the Republic of Bulgaria after the issuance of a license by the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection and registration under par. 2 ". 3
. Paragraph 4 is amended as follows:
"(4) The license under par. 3 shall be provided within three days of its issuance ex officio by the State Agency for Child Protection Agency for Social Assistance for registration under par. 2 for the period specified in the license. "
4. Create a new paragraph. 5 and 6:
"(5) Persons who provide social services without meeting the requirements under par. 1-3 are not entitled to registration and licensing for a period of three years from the date of establishment of the infringement.
(6) Persons whose registration is canceled under Art. 18e are not entitled to registration and licensing for the period:
1. one year from the date of cancellation of the registration pursuant to Art. 18e, para. 1, p. 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9;
2. three years from the date of cancellation of the registration pursuant to Art. 18e, para. 1, p. 3, 6 and 8 where the offense has resulted in danger to life and health of beneficiaries of social services or a crime. "
§ 7. In art. 18a be made the following amendments:
1. Paragraph 1 shall be amended as follows:
"(1) The mayor na municipality manages social services in the municipality that are delegated by the state and local activities, is responsible for compliance with the criteria and standards for provision of social services and employs the heads of these services with the exception of the conferral of management under par. 3. '

2. In para. 3, after the words "that are" added "as found" and then the number "3" is added "only". 3
. Created al. 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11:
"(7) In awarding the management of social services under par. 3 na mayor of the municipality is obliged to provide the supplier the full amount of funds constituting the financial standard for the delegated activities within the timeframe within which takes place the provision of subsidies from the state budget.
(8) na municipality mayor oversees the proper expenditure of the funds provided under par. 7, as in the case of violations terminated award under par. 3.
(9) before the deadline for which is responsible for managing the social service under par. 3, the mayor held a new competition or organize a service of the municipality, preventing interruption in the service.
(10) The opening of social service delegated by the state, the mayor of the municipality provides its provision from the date of opening.
(11) The mayor may, in announcing the competition for the award of social services under par. 3 delegated by the state and local activities to include in the competition and require the supplier to provide the necessary facilities to provide the service, subject to a mandate. "
§ 8. Create ce Art. 18b, 18c, 18d and 18e:
"Art. 18b. (1) For registration under Art. 18, para. 2 persons of art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4 submitted to the Executive Director of the Agency for Social Assistance application and description of social service approved by him samples and indicate the identification code of the person as a trader, and persons who are not entered in the commercial register at registry Agency, applying original or certified copy of a certificate of good standing or registration issued by the competent court no earlier than three months from the date of application and a certified copy of identification card under bULSTAT.
(2) Persons under Art. 18, para. 1, p. 4 attached to the application under par. 1 official translation of documents evidencing registration under their national legislation.
(3) The persons under Art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4, which are licensed under Art. 18, para. 3, entered in the register under Art. 18, para. 2 official in 5 days after delivery of the State Agency for Child Protection of the issued license.
(4) When an application for registration of a new social service registered social service providers indicate identification code or apply original or certified copy of a certificate of good standing issued by the competent court no earlier than three months from the date of application.

(5) The documents under par. 1, 2 and 4 shall be submitted in person or by an authorized person with notarized power of attorney by registered mail or in accordance with the Law on Electronic Document and Electronic Signature.
(6) The register shall contain the following circumstances:
1. data about the person - name, location, type of person;
2. unified identification code BULSTAT, unified identification code of the trader; 3
. data representation of the person under judicial respectively commercial registration - name, personal identification number, permanent and / or current address;
4. types of social services that will be provided and license number when providing services to children;
5. data about violations in the provision of social services;
6. date of cancellation of registration and the grounds therefor;
7. changes in the circumstances under p. 1-4;
8. remarks recorded circumstances.
(7) Social service of art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4 shall notify in writing the Executive Director of the Social Assistance Agency of any changes in circumstances under par. 6 para. 1-4 within 14 days of their occurrence, as applicable and relevant documents which prove them.
Art. 18c. (1) The Executive Director of the Social Assistance Agency or an authorized officer within 7 days from the date of filing the application under Art. 18b para. 1 issued an order for registration or issue a reasoned refusal of registration, which shall notify the person.
(2) When omissions and / or irregularities in the documents of the person is given 14 days to remedy them, and shall act under par. 1 begins removal of irregularities and / or the provision of additional information.
(3) The refusal under par. 1 subject to appeal under the Administrative Code.
(4) On the basis of the order for registration under par. 1 for each social service certificate shall be issued in a form approved by the Executive Director of the Agency for Social Assistance.
(5) Social Assistance Agency sent through official channels of the State Agency for Child Protection issued, renewed and / or re-printed certificates to licensed providers of social services for children within three days of their issue.
(6) Service certificate under par. 5 is performed simultaneously with submitting the license issued by the State Agency for Child Protection under the Law on Child Protection.

(7) Certificates under par. 4 are obtained in the Social Assistance Agency within one month from the date of issue personally by the person representing the persons under Art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4, or by an authorized person with notarized power of attorney in case of an explicit statement sent to that in the application address and / or the address to which the applicant is registered, a letter with acknowledgment of receipt .
(8) In cases where the evidence under par. 4 not be obtained under par. 7 they sent na applicant with acknowledgment of receipt of that he has applied mailing address or the address to which it is registered.
(9) Within two months before the expiry of the certificate under par. 4 persons under Art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4 may apply for renewal of the certificate in the model in art. 18b para. 1 to which those traders, represent a unique identifier and persons who are not entered in the Commercial Register to the Registry Agency, submit original or certified copy of a certificate of good standing or registration issued by the competent court no more earlier than three months from the date of application.
(10) The changes in the circumstances of art. 18b para. 6 para. 1 Executive Director of the Social Assistance Agency or an authorized officer shall issue an order to appear in the register and reissue of certificates issued under par. 4 to 5 days of notification under Art. 18b para. 7.
(11) If the certificate is lost or destroyed, the Executive Director of the Social Assistance Agency or an authorized officer at the written request of the person under Art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4 issue a duplicate certificate on the basis of the order under par. 1.
Art. 18d. (1) Each year until March 31 registered providers of social services presented at the Social Assistance Agency report on the activities of providing social services for the previous calendar year in electronic format approved by the Executive Director of the Social Assistance Agency model.
(2) The reports submitted to the State Agency for Child Protection from licensed providers of social services for children are provided through official channels in electronic form on the Social Assistance Agency by 30 April each year.
Art. 18e. (1) The registration shall be deleted:
1. at the request of the registered person;
2. termination of the legal entity and deletion from the commercial register of the individual registered under the Commerce Act;
3
. in violation of standards and criteria for provision of social services defined according to art. 18a para. 6 - a proposal to the competent authority after his inquiries;
4. in previous Annual Report on provision of social services by the registered person for one year from the date of registration or the date of receipt of the final report under Art. 18d para. 1;
5. for non-compliance with the requirement of art. 18d para. 1 for one year;
6. Upon revocation, suspension or cancellation of license for provision of social services for children;
7. if the certificate under Art. 18c is not received within three months from its issuance;
8. terminated in assigning management of social service in accordance with Art. 18a para. 8;
9. failure to supply information within 14 days of any changes in circumstances certified by the application documents for registration when these changes have led to dropping the grounds for registration.
(2) Cancellation of the registration is done by order of the Executive Director of the Social Assistance Agency or an authorized officer.
(3) Within 7 days from the issuance of the order under par. 2 person concerned shall be informed by letter with acknowledgment of receipt.
(4) The order under par. 2 subject to appeal under the Administrative Code.
(5) appeal against the order under par. 2 does not stop its execution. "
§ 9. In art. 29a para. 2, the p. 10:
"10. summarize and analyze the information submitted pursuant to Art. 17, para. 7 and shall inform the Ministry of Finance in case of failure of art. 17, para. 5. "
§ 10. In art. 32 made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1:
a) creates a new item. 2:
"2. to visit and inspect the providers of social services under Art. 18 and places that provide social services; "
b) the previous item. 2 becomes item. 3;
C) the previous item. 3 becomes pt. 4 and in it after the word "persons" insert "and beneficiaries of social services."
2. Paragraph 3 is amended as follows:
"(3) In case of violations within the jurisdiction of other organs inspectorate immediately notify them, in the case of established law containing evidence of an offense shall immediately inform the prosecuting authorities." || | § 11. In art. 34, para. 1, p. 1 after the word "violations" insert "and determine an appropriate period for their implementation according to the severity and extent of the infringement committed."
§ 12. In art. 36 new paragraph. 4:
"(4) A person who provides social services without being registered in the register under Art. 18, para. 2, a fine or a pecuniary penalty of 2,500 to 10,000 lev. "
§ 13. § 1 of the additional provision be made the following amendments:

1. In item. 3 the words "assisted persons" shall be replaced with "persons".
2. Point 6 is amended as follows:
"6. "Social services community residential" are services which provide a living environment close to the family. "
Third. In item. 9, "assisted persons" shall be replaced with "persons".
4. In item. 11 words "welfare" are replaced by "social benefits".
5. Created t. 12 and 13:
"12. "Individual needs assessment support" activity by establishing individualized needs involved specialized support that complements the face and gives direction to the provider of social services for specific activities for support to be provided within the social service according to the reported problem areas or disability.
13. "Individual support plan" is a plan developed based on the individual needs assessment that includes the necessary measures, activities and social services to support the inclusion of the person. "
Transitional and Final Provisions
§ 14. In law on child protection (prom. SG. 48 of 2000 .; amend., SG. 75 and 120 of 2002, pcs. 36 and 63 of 2003, pcs. 70 115 2004 ., No. 28, 94 and 103 of 2005, pcs. 30, 38 and 82 of 2006, pcs. 59 2007 SG. 69 of 2008, pcs. 14, 47 and 74 2009 n. 42, 50, 59 and 98 in 2010, pcs. 28 and 51 of 2011, pcs. 32 and 40 of 2012, pcs. 15, 68 and 84 of 2013 SG. 79 of 2015) the following amendments:
1. Article 43b is amended as follows:
"License
Art. 43b. (1) Persons under Art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4 of the Social Assistance Act may provide social services for children after obtaining a license issued by the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection on the Commission proposal Licensing composed of representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social policy, Ministry of education and science, Ministry of health, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of youth and sports, the State Agency for child protection, social assistance Agency and the Agency for persons with disabilities.
(2) The license is personal and the rights arising from it, not transferable and assignable.
(3) The license shall contain:
1. holder of the license;
2. Bulstat / unified identification code; 3
. address / registered office and address;
4. Social service for which the license is issued;
5. the duration of the license.
(4) A license shall be issued for each social service for a period of three years after its expiration it can be renewed.

(5) examination of the documents for a license for the provision of social services for children and renewal of license issued due fees paid to fund "Social protection" to the Minister of Labour and Social Policy and spent targeted activities in child protection.
(6) examination of the documents for the issuance and renewal of license fees shall be collected according to a tariff approved by the Cabinet on a proposal by the chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection. "
2. In art. 43c:
a) the previous text becomes para. 1;
B) The par. 2, 3, 4 and 5:
"(2) To obtain a license persons under Art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4 of the Social Assistance Act submitted to the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection approved an application by its form, enclosing the following documents:
1. a copy of the identification card under BULSTAT and / or identification of a unique identifier;
2. certificate of good standing issued by the competent court no earlier than three months from the date of application; 3
. a declaration that the applicant is not insolvent, is not in production for bankruptcy and is not in liquidation;
4. certificate of conviction of the person of a legal person - criminal records of members of their governing bodies;
5. description of social service approved by the Minister of charter child protection model.
(3) The persons registered under the Commerce Act shall not submit documents under par. 2 pt. 2 and 3.
(4) The persons under Art. 18, para. 1 pt. 4 of the Social Assistance Act an official translation na applicable under par. 2 documents issued by the competent authority of the country.
(5) The documents under par. 2 shall be submitted in person or by an authorized person with notarized power of attorney by registered mail or in accordance with the Law on Electronic Document and Electronic Signature. "
Third. Article 43d is amended as follows:
"Commission for licensing
Art. 43d. (1) The Commission of art. 43b para. 1:
1. consider the applications for issuance and renewal of licenses and notifications of change of circumstances certified in the issued license;
2. notify applicants with established irregularity in the documents and provides instructions for its removal; 3
. make reasoned proposals to the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection to issue, change, renewal, suspension, revocation, cancellation or refusal of license.
(2) The members of the Commission are available from the respective state authorities Art. 43b para. 1 and approved individually by the Chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection.

(3) The Commission Chairman shall convene meetings according to applications and notifications and inform members about scheduled meetings, which are valid if attended by two thirds of all its members. For committee meetings minutes are kept.
(4) The Commission shall examine the applications and notifications discuss and decide by open vote by a majority of two thirds of members present. If necessary, the Commission may request opinions from other specialists in the field of child protection.
(5) The Commission shall lead:
1. Register for the applications;
2. minute book; 3
. register of licenses issued;
4. Register received by the Agency for Social Assistance registration certificates issued under the Social Assistance Act.
(6) The register under par. 5 pt. 3 includes:
1. information under Art. 43b para. 3;
2. number and date of the license issued; 3
. date of delivery of the license and signature of the recipient;
4. date of renewal, suspension, cancellation or revocation of a license.
(7) The documents under Art. 43c is stored in the State Agency for Child Protection under the Law on National Archive Fund and are available to all interested parties.
(8) The Commission shall be administratively supported by the State Agency for Child Protection na. "
4. Article 43e is amended as follows:
"Issuance of license
Art. 43e. (1) Within one month of receipt of the application for a license Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection on the proposal of the Committee on Art. 43b para. 1 issue a license or refuse the application if the applicant does not meet the conditions set out in Art. 43c, para. 1 and / or has not supplied any of the documents under Art. 43c, para. 2 in the time limit.
(2) Commission on Art. 43b para. 1 examines the applications in order of receipt.
(3) The chairman of the Committee on Art. 43b para. 1 within three days of consideration of the application shall notify the applicant on identified irregularities in the documents under Art. 43c, para. 2, giving instructions for its removal within 14 days. In this case, the one month period under par. 1 shall be suspended from the date of dispatch of the notice the defect, but no more than 30 days.
(4) The Chairman of the Committee on Art. 43b para. 1 makes a reasoned proposal to the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection to issue or deny a license within three days of examination of the application.

(5) The order of the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection license or to refuse to issue a license shall be communicated in writing to the applicant within three days from the date na issue. The refusal is subject to appeal under the Administrative Code .
(6) The license is issued pursuant to approved by the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection model.
(7) If issued license is lost or destroyed, the chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection at the written request of the person under Art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4 of the Social Assistance Act may issue a duplicate license.
(8) In case the circumstances certified in the issued license provider of social services for children shall notify in writing the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection within 14 days of the occurrence of the change and apply the relevant documents that prove it.
(9) Based on the order of the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection changed circumstance under par. 8 is reflected in the new license, without changing its duration of action.
(10) issued a license and registration certificate pursuant to Art. 18b para. 3 and art. 18c, para. 4 of the Law on social assistance receive the State Agency for Child Protection within one month from the date the license is issued personally by the person representing the persons under Art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4, or by an authorized person with notarized power of attorney in case of an explicit statement sent to that in the application address and / or the address to which the applicant is registered, a letter with acknowledgment of receipt . "
5. Article 43e is amended as follows:
"Obligations of the licensed provider of social services for children
Art. 43f. (1) The licensed provider of social services for children is required within 12 months of receiving the license to start business in providing the service.
(2) Within 14 days of the commencement of operations a service provider licensee shall provide written notice to the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection on:
1. date of commencement of the activity of providing the service for which it is licensed;
2. address / addresses na provide the service, excluding mobile services stating mailing address.
(3) In the event that an authorized provider of social services for children ceased its activity for a period longer than three months, he must within 14 days of their expiry to notify the chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection a circumstance occurred, stating the reasons.

(4) Upon the occurrence of changes in circumstances evidenced by documents under Art. 43b provider of social services for children is required in 14 days written notice to the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection and submit the relevant document.
(5) Each year until March 31 licensed providers present to the State Agency for Child Protection in electronic format a report on its activities relating to the provision of these social service for children for the previous calendar year.
(6) report for guidance par. 5 contains summary information on the results achieved by working with service users. "
6. Article 43zh be amended as follows:
"Renewal of license
Art. 43zh. (1) Before the expiry of the term of the license for the provision of social services for children service provider may ask for renewal of the license when:
1. It intends to continue to provide certain services after the expiry of the three year term of the license and meets the requirements of Art. 43c, para. 1;
2. in checks made pursuant to Art. 17a para. 1, p. 14 and / or 16 is found not issued mandatory instructions to eliminate the violations of the rights of the child and / or to provide the service or fulfill in good faith the prescriptions and that not issued punitive decisions imposed acts violations of art. 45, para. 5-12; 3
. It provided current reports on their activities in the period of validity of the license.
(2) In the cases under par. 1 providers of social services for children submit an application form approved by the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection and required by Art. 43c, para. 2 pt. 1-4 documents no later than one month before the date of expiry of the license.
(3) The persons registered under the Commerce Act shall not submit documents under Art. 43c, para. 2 pt. 2 and 3.
(4) submitted after the deadline under par. 2 applications are not considered by the Committee on Art. 43b para. 1 and shall inform the applicant of the need to apply for a new license under Art. 43c.
(5) In cases where there is no change in circumstances certified in previously issued license shall be issued a new license based on the order of the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection, as the application under par. 2 is not considered by the Committee on Art. 43b para. 1.
(6) Where there is a change of circumstances certified in the issued license renewal of the license is done by the President of the State Agency for Child Protection under Art. 43e.
(7) The refusal to renew the license subject to appeal under the Administrative Code. "
7. Article 43z is amended as follows:
"Termination, withdrawal and cancellation of license

Art. 43z. (1) The Chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection on the proposal of the Committee on Art. 43b para. 1 shall terminate, withdraw and deleted license for provision of social services for children.
(2) A license for the provision of social services for children ceases when the holder:
1. writing requested the termination of an application in which the reasoning for the termination;
2. not start providing the service within 12 months of receiving the license; 3
. the term of art. 43e, para. 2 has not notified the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection to launch the activity of providing the service for which it is licensed;
4. the term of art. 43e, para. 2 has not notified the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection to address / addresses of the service for which it is licensed - in cases where applicable.
(3) A license for the provision of social services for children withdrawn when the holder:
1. does not comply with the standards for provision of social services for children;
2. operates in violation of license; 3
. not fulfilled within mandatory instruction issued by the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection;
4. not provide information within 14 days of any changes in circumstances authenticated documents attached to the application for a license and / or certified in the issued license;
5. has suspended the provision of social services for more than three months without good cause is shown, leading to the suspension of operations;
6. by 31 March of the calendar year has not submitted a written report on its activities in the service for the previous calendar year.
(4) A new license for specific social service for children may be issued after one year of withdrawal.
(5) A license for the provision of social services for children may be deleted if the licensed supplier of specific social service within three months from the date of issuance of the license did not appear to receive the documents of art. 43e, para. 10 and / or said receiving them otherwise. Non-receipt of documents under Art. 43e, para. 10 is certified by the Chairman of the Committee on Art. 43b para. 1, which notes this circumstance of a returned letter with acknowledgment of receipt.
(6) At the suggestion of the Committee on Art. 43b para. 1 Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection determines the provider of social services for children adequate time to remedy the situation under par. 2 pt. 3 and 4 or par. 3, but not more than three months. If within this period the breach is not remedied, the license shall be terminated accordingly withdrawn.

(7) The order under par. 1 shall be communicated to interested parties within three days after the date of issue. The order is subject to appeal under the Administrative Code. "
8. A Art. 43i:
"Interaction between the State Agency for Child Protection, the Agency for Social Assistance Fund" Social Protection "
Art. 43i. (1) The Chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection within three days of the entry into force of the order sent to the Executive Director of the Social Assistance Agency a copy of the issued, renewed and amended licenses for social services for children and associated information on art . 18b para. 6 para. 1-5 of the Social Assistance Act, and a copy of the issued orders for termination, revocation and cancellation of licenses for the recording of these circumstances in the register under the Social Assistance Act and issue, renew, reissue and cancellation certificates of registration.
(2) Social Assistance Agency entered in the register under the Social Assistance Act the circumstances under par. 1 to 5 days of the submission of the State Agency for Child Protection.
(3) The Executive Director of the Social Assistance Agency sent to the President of the State Agency for Child Protection issued, renewed and / or to re certificates of registration within three days of their issue.
(4) Each year until April 30 of the calendar year chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection na sent to the Executive Director of the Social Assistance Agency presented in accordance with Art. 43e, para. 5 reports the licensed providers related provide social services for children, for the previous calendar year.
(5) The Executive Director of "Social protection" sent to the President of the State Agency for Child Protection nominal reference to the fees paid for the examination of documents for issue and renewal of a license under Art. 43b para. 5 within three days of their receipt in the fund. "
§ 15. Licenses issued under the Law on Child Protection before the date of entry into force of this Act remain in effect until they expire. Before expire persons under Art. 18, para. 1 pt. 3 and 4 of the Social Assistance Act submitted to the Chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection application under Art. 43b of the Law on Child Protection to obtain a new license.
The law was adopted by the 43rd National Assembly on January 15, 2016 and was affixed with the official seal of the National Assembly.
Chairman of the National Assembly Tsetska Tsacheva 356