By Which The Exercise Of The Profession Of Family Development Is Regulated And Other Provisions

Original Language Title: Por la cual se reglamenta el ejercicio de la Profesión de Desarrollo familiar y se dictan otras disposiciones

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LAW 429
1998 (January 16)
Official Gazette No. 43219 of January 21, 1998
Through which the exercise of the profession of Family Development is regulated and other provisions.

THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES:
ARTICLE 1o. Hereby regulated the exercise of the profession of Family Development, subject to the rules of this law, which aims to form a human resource capacity and ability to understand the reality and the problems of the Colombian family, contribute to policy formulation and alternatives aimed at improving their quality of life, and each of its members.
Article 2.
. Family Development professionals will perform the functions established for this profession, both in public life and in private.
PARAGRAFO. To practice as Family Development is required in addition to the academic requirements of the State, providing six (6) months of service in the entities designated by the Government, either in the city or in the countryside.

ARTICLE 3o. State enterprises and private services that require Family Development, will only hire professionals with college degrees, obtained in accordance with this law.
ARTICLE 4.
. For purposes of this law, the quality of Family Development Professional recognizes:
a) A person who has obtained or obtains the title of Professional Bachelor or Doctor Family Development, issued by a university duly recognized by the State;
B) A person who has obtained or obtains in other countries the equivalent professional degree in Family Development, with which Colombia has concluded reciprocity agreements or treaties university degrees;
C) who have obtained or obtain in the country or abroad titles Specialist, Magister or Doctor of Family Development.

The 5th ARTICLE. This law governs from its sanction and modifies the provisions that are contrary.
The President of the honorable Senate,
Amylkar Acosta Medina.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate, Pedro Pumarejo
Vega.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives, Carlos Ardila
Ballesteros.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
Diego Vivas Tafur.
Republic of Colombia - National Government.
Published and execute.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, 16 January 1998. Carlos Lemos Simmonds

The Minister of National Education, Child
Jaime Díez.
The Health Minister Maria Teresa Forero
Saade.