FNC Social Affairs Committee Discusses Draft Law Related To Elderly Citizens

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FNC Social Affairs Committee discusses draft law related to elderly citizens

The Social, Labour, Population and Human Resources Affairs Committee of the Federal National Council, FNC, continued discussing a draft federal law related to elderly citizens, in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Community Development, during its meeting that was held at the headquarters of the FNC General Secretariat in Dubai, chaired by Hamad Ahmed Al Rahoumi, Chairman of the Committee

DUBAI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 17th Apr, 2019) The Social, Labour, Population and Human Resources Affairs Committee of the Federal National Council, FNC, continued discussing a draft federal law related to elderly citizens, in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Community Development, during its meeting that was held at the headquarters of the FNC General Secretariat in Dubai, chaired by Hamad Ahmed Al Rahoumi, Chairman of the Committee.

The committee included Aza Soliman, Committee Moderator, Saeed Saleh Al Rumaithi Aisha Liateem, Salem Ali Al Shehhi, Aliaa Soliman Al Rayayssa and Mohammed Ahmed Al Yamahi. The meeting was also attended by Nasser Ismail, Acting Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Community Development, and Hessa Tahlak, Assisting Under-Secretary for Social Development, along with advisors and relevant heads of administrations at the ministry.

Al Rahoumi said that the committee is continuing to discuss the draft federal law, and has held several meetings with relevant authorities.

He added that the committee, during its previous meetings with relevant authorities, which are the Community Development Department in Dubai, the Retired Military Personnel Association, the Social Services Department in Sharjah, the Health Authority in Dubai and the Community Development Department in Abu Dhabi exchanged views on many articles of the draft law and reviewed the services provided by the authorities to the elderly.

He also noted that implementing a draft federal law related to elderly citizens will address this important segment of the community, as well as provide them with the best services.

Al Rahoumi stressed that the UAE is supporting the elderly, ensuring their participation in the community, and enabling them to share their knowledge and experience in an environment that complies with their health requirements while noting that the government suggested the implementation of the law to achieve these goals.

The law has 23 articles, which include the definitions of terms and phrases, its objectives and provisions related to privacy, the right to protection, the right to work and education, creating a supportive environment, providing social and health care, ensuring confidentiality and preferential treatment, and providing proof of age documents.

Certain articles of the law address the reporting of violence or abuse, the obligations of families of elderly citizens, surrogate families, organisational care services, and enforcing penalties and judicial disciplinary procedures related to the cancellation of provisions contrary to the law.

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