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Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 914
Adopted 11 June 2006

Procedures by Which Persons Addicted to Psychoactive Substances Receive Social Rehabilitation Services

Issued pursuant to Section 3, Paragraph two and
Section 17, Paragraph one of the
Social Services and Social Assistance Law and
Section 48, Paragraph five and Section 49, Paragraph three of the
Protection of the Rights of the Child Law

I. General Provisions

1. These Regulations prescribe the procedures by which children and adult persons addicted to psychoactive substances - alcohol, narcotic, toxic or other intoxicating substances - receive social rehabilitation services from the State budget resources (hereinafter - services) in order to achieve the renunciation by such persons from the use of psychoactive substances, thereby improving their physical and mental health and promoting the return to a fulfilling life.

2. A service provider is a person registered in the register of social service providers (hereinafter - social rehabilitation institution), which according to regulatory enactments regarding public procurements has obtained the right to provide services and ensures the provision of services in accordance with the requirements of these Regulations.

3. Children shall receive services after the completion of a full motivation and treatment course in an addiction treatment institution or after the completion of a medical treatment course prescribed by a narcologist. Children may receive services repeatedly, as well as complete the receipt of the initiated course of services after reaching the age of 18, if not more than six months are left until the full completion thereof.

4. Adult persons may receive services after receipt of a complete medical treatment course. Adult persons may receive services repeatedly, but not more than once every two years.

II. Procedures by Which Children Receive Services

5. In order for a child to receive services, a legal representative of the child (parents, guardian, the manager of the Orphan's Court or extra-familial care institution) shall submit to a social service office of a local government according to the place of residence of the child the following documents:

5.1. a written submission regarding the necessity to receive services;

5.2. a statement of a narcologist in accordance with Annex 1 to these Regulations, in which the diagnosis, the advisable length of social rehabilitation and a note that the child does not have the contra-indications specified in Annex 2 to these Regulations is indicated; and

5.3. an extract from the outpatient's medical card regarding the general health condition of the child (Form No. 027/u).

6. After the receipt of a submission by the legal representative of a child, a social service office of the local government shall:

6.1. within a time period of three working days, evaluate the social environment and contacts of the child and draw up an evaluation report;

6.2. within a time period of three working days after receipt of the documents specified in Annex 5 to these Regulations (if the documents comply with the specified requirements), take a decision regarding the sending of the documents and the evaluation report of the social environment and contacts of the child to the Social Service Board;

6.3. while the child is located in a social rehabilitation institution, perform social work with persons living together with the child in one household, as well as other persons who affect the social behaviour of the child;

6.4. if necessary, after the receipt of social rehabilitation services, perform social work with the child and persons living together with the child in one household, as well as other persons who affect the social behaviour of the child;

6.5. cooperate with social rehabilitation institutions, ensuring the exchange of information and promoting the integration of the child into society; and

6.6. if necessary, provide a child and his or her legal representative with transport so that they may arrive at a social rehabilitation institution.

7. Within a time period of one working day, the Social Service Board shall:

7.1. evaluate the documents received;

7.2. take a decision regarding the provision of services and a service provider, the admission of a child onto the waiting list for the receipt of services or the refusal to grant services (if the requirements of these Regulations have not been observed) and inform the legal representative of the child and the relevant social service office of a local government thereof;

7.3. if a decision to provide a child with services is taken:

7.3.1. issue an appointment to a social rehabilitation institution to the legal representative of the child; and

7.3.2. send the documents specified in Paragraph 5 of these Regulations and the evaluation report of the social environment and contacts of the child to the service provider.

8. The service provider shall:

8.1. acquaint a child and his or her legal representative with the internal procedure regulations of a social rehabilitation institution;

8.2. enter into a contract with the legal representative of the child, or with the child if he or she is more than 15 years of age, regarding the conditions of the provision of services, the rights and obligations of the parties, allowing that the person undertakes to suspend the use of psychoactive substances, but the service provider ensures protection of information, a multidisciplinary and differentiated approach depending on the age and requirements of the person, as well as a positively focused rehabilitation;

8.3. suspend the provision of services if due to a change in the health condition the child requires treatment in a medical treatment institution. The provision of services shall be resumed when the child no longer requires treatment in a medical treatment institution; and

8.4. following the completion of a course of services and in case the provision of services is suspended, issue a statement to the legal representative of the child regarding the completion of a social rehabilitation course or the suspension thereof, as well as notify the social service office of a local government and the narcologist who issued the statement specified in Sub-paragraph 5.2 of these Regulations.

III. Procedures by Which Adult Persons Receive Services

9. In order for an adult person to receive services, he or she shall submit to a social service office of a local government according to the place of residence the following documents:

9.1. a written submission regarding the necessity to receive services;

9.2. the statement of a narcologist in accordance with Annex 1 to these Regulations, in which the diagnosis, information regarding a completed course of medical treatment, the advisable length of social rehabilitation and a note that the person does not have the contra-indications specified in Annex 2 to these Regulations is indicated; and

9.3. an extract from the outpatient's medical card regarding the general health condition of the person (Form No. 027/u).

10. Following the receipt of the documents specified in Paragraph 9 of these Regulations, the social service office of a local government shall:

10.1. within a time period of three working days after the receipt of the documents (if the documents comply with the specified requirements), take a decision regarding the sending thereof to the Social Service Board;

10.2. while the adult person is located in a social rehabilitation institution, perform social work with his or her family, persons living together with him or her in one household, as well as other persons who affect the social behaviour of the relevant person;

10.3. if necessary, after the receipt of social rehabilitation services, perform social work with the person who received the services, the family thereof and persons living together with the person in one household, as well as other persons who affect the social behaviour of the person; and

10.4. cooperate with social rehabilitation institutions, ensuring the exchange of information and promoting the integration of the person into society.

11. Within a period of five working days, the Social Service Board shall:

11.1. evaluate the documents received;

11.2. take a decision regarding the provision of services and the service provider, the admission of the person onto the waiting list for the receipt of services or the refusal to grant services (if the provisions of these Regulations have not been observed) and inform the person and the relevant social service office of a local government thereof;

11.3. if a decision to provide the services has been taken:

11.3.1. issue the person an appointment to a social rehabilitation institution; and

11.3.2. send the documents referred to in Paragraph 9 of these Regulations to the service provider.

12. A service provider shall:

12.1. acquaint a person with the internal procedure regulations of the social rehabilitation institution;

12.2. enter into a contract with the person regarding the conditions of the provision of services, the rights and obligations of the parties, allowing that the person undertakes to suspend the use of psychoactive substances, but the service provider ensures protection of information, a multidisciplinary and differentiated approach depending on the age and requirements of the person, as well as a positively focused rehabilitation;

12.3. suspend the provision of services to a person in the following cases:

12.3.1.the person has lost motivation for the receipt of services and confirms this in a written submission to the service provider;

12.3.2. due to a change in the health condition of the person treatment in a medical treatment institution is necessary. The provision of services shall be resumed when the person no longer requires treatment in a medical treatment institution; and

12.3.3. the person does not observe or grossly violates the internal procedure regulations of the social rehabilitation institution and conditions of the contract.

12.4. after the completion of a course of services and in case the provision of services is suspended, issue a statement to a person regarding the completion of a social rehabilitation course or the suspension thereof, as well as notify the social service office of the place of residence of the person and the narcologist who has issued the statement specified in Sub-paragraph 9.2 of these Regulations.

IV. Closing Provisions

13. Cabinet Regulation No. 246 of 29 April 2003, Procedures by which Children Addicted to Psychoactive Substances Receive Social Rehabilitation and the Requirements for Social Rehabilitation Service Providers (Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2003, No. 73; 2004, No. 131) is repealed.

14. The norms in relation to the provision of social rehabilitation services for adult persons shall come into force on 1 January 2007.

Prime Minister A. Kalvītis

Minister for Welfare D. Staķe

 

Annex 1
Cabinet Regulation No. 914
6 November 2006

Statement of a Narcologist Regarding the Necessity of Social Rehabilitation for a Person Addicted to Psychoactive Substances

1. Information regarding a child/adult person (delete as applicable)

given name(s)  
surname(s)  
personal identity number  
address of the place of residence  
diagnosis (in accordance with ICD-10 classification code)  
contra-indications present not present

2. The child/adult person (mark as appropriate):

is motivated to abstain from using substances causing addiction and to undergo treatment

is partly motivated to abstain from using substances causing addiction and to undergo treatment

is not motivated to abstain from using substances causing addiction and to undergo treatment

3. Recommendations  
 

4. Period of time during which the person has received medical treatment:

from ____ ____________ ______ to ____ ___________ ______

5. The preferable duration of a social rehabilitation course (mark as appropriate)

3 months   6 months 12 months 18 months
Narcologist  
  (given name, surname)

Date ________________________

Signature _____________________________

Minister for Welfare D. Staķe

 

Annex 2
Cabinet Regulation No. 914
6 November 2006

Contra-indications for the Receipt of Social Rehabilitation Services

1. Intoxication or abstinence syndrome from alcohol, narcotic, psychotropic or other substances causing addiction.

2. Psychotic disorders.

3. Adjustment disorders with suicidal thoughts and behaviour.

4. Personality and behavioural disorders due to the damage, injury or dysfunction of the brain.

5. Personality disorders with decompensation.

6. Medium-severe and severe mental retardation.

7. Somatic illnesses that require intensive special examination and medical treatment (may be admitted in a condition of remission).

8. Pronounced movement and coordination disorders.

9. Social dangerousness.

Minister for Welfare D. Staķe

 


Translation © 2009 Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre)

 
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Title: Kārtība, kādā no psihoaktīvām vielām atkarīgās personas saņem sociālās rehabilitācijas pakalpojumus Status:
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Issuer: Cabinet of Ministers Type: regulation Document number: 914Adoption: 06.11.2006.Entry into force: 10.11.2006.End of validity: 18.08.2020.Publication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 180, 09.11.2006.
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