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Disabled Persons Act as amended to December 01, 2002
December 01, 2002


AN ACT to make provision for the welfare and rehabilitation of disabled persons; to provide for the appointment and functions of a Director for Disabled Persons' Affairs and the establishment and functions of a National Disability Board; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. [Date of commencement: 26th June, 1992]

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Note on amendments since commencement of revised edition (1996)
This version of the Act includes all amendments made to the principal Act up to the 1st December, 2002, that is, the amend-ments made by the Health Professions Act [Chapter 27:19] and the Criminal Penalties Amendment Act, 2001 (No. 22 of 2001).

The Health Professions Act made minor consequential amendments to sections 7(7)(a) and 11(2)(a) of the principal Act, replacing references to the repealed Medical, Dental and Allied Professions Act [Chapter 27:08]. References in the same provisions to the Psychological Practices Act [Chapter 27:11], also repealed by the Health Professions Act, should have been, but were not, deleted at the same time.

The Criminal Penalties Amendment Act amended sections 7, 8, 9 and 11 of the principal Act, inserting new penalty provi-sions therein - sections 7(8), 8(4), 9(4) and 11(1)(c1). Section 10 of the principal Act, having been rendered otiose by those amendments, should also have been repealed, but was not; it should be disregarded.

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