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SI36_SI0_Social Security Act_2007

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Social care
Name of the document (original) Zakon o socialnem varstvu
Name of the document (English) Social Security Act
Administrative level National
Type of the document Legislation
Year of adoption 2007
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Sector Social care
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs
Availability in English http://www.mddsz.gov.si/fileadmin/mddsz.gov.si/pageuploads/dokumenti__pdf/zsv_upb2_en.pdf
Legally binding Legally binding
SGI coverage SGI/SSGI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description Actors: Within the public department network, public healthcare institutes can also perform daily institutional care services, which perform healthcare activities at the secondary level, if this activity is defined in the institutes Foundation Act and is registered in accordance with the regulations. Public health institutes can perform daily institutional care if they fulfill certain conditions specified in the Act (paragraph 41.c). ). Other than that a cooperation with other ministries (of education, of health, of internal affairs) is mentioned in the Act only in two cases: when eligibility for financial support to an individual is examined and in the case of data exchange.
Major objectives Objective:
- determining services and measures intended for preventing and eliminating social distress and difficulties of individual persons, families and population groups and the financial social assistance intended for those persons who are incapable of ensuring means of subsistence for themselves due to circumstances they cannot affect.
- determining suppliers of services and conditions / licences for the performance of services
- determining financial sources forvariuos types of social assistance activity
Short Summary The Social Security Act provides the basis for the prevention of social distress and difficulties through social prevention service which includes activities and support for self-help to individuals, families and groups. To alleviate existing distress and difficulties, the Act provides different types of services, which include: counselling to individuals, help to families; institutional care to an adult or child needding attendance; ; organized care for adult persons with physical or mental handicap; help to workers in enterprises, institutions and by other employers in solving personal problems relating to work or upon the termination of the employment. In 2004 also family assistant came into force. Social services in general are provided within the public network and only on the basis of the verification/registration of the provider (licence to work) and they can be granted concessions. The provider has to be licensed for the provision of certain kind of service (or more). Licenses to work (for example for home help) and concessions (for example for homes for elderly) are given by the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs on the basis of the opinion of Social Chamber of Slovenia. Another kind of concession is given by municipalities, which are obliged to organise home help. They can grant a concession to public institutions or private providers with licence to work. The role of the state in this area is to assure legal conditions and guidelines and to monitor the organisation and implementation of the service. Besides already mentioned services from public network Social Security Act defines also social servicing - meals on wheels, social alarm, telecare etc. The standards and normatives are defined, but the service is not part of the public network in the sense that municipalities or state are not obliged to financially support it. The service can be provided by providers with license to work. The service has not been till recently systematically monitored by the state (in the sense of coverage etc.).
Centralised/decentralised non applicable
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