|Original name:||พระราชบัญญัติ ส่งเสริมและพัฒนาคุณภาพชีวิตคนพิการ (ฉบับที่ ๒) พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๖|
|Name:||Disabled Persons Empowerment Act, (No. 2), B.E. 2556 .|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Royal Thai Government Gazette, 2013-03-29, Vol. 130, Part 30A, pp. 236-242 (INFORM)
|Bibliography:||Royal Thai Government Gazette, 2013-03-29, Vol. 130, Part 30A, pp. 236-242 (INFORM)
Legislation on-line Ministry of Labour, Government of Thailand PDF of Act in Thai (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2018-11-09)
|Abstract/Citation:||This Act repeals and replaces section 12 of the 2007 Act which now reads "Section 12 - Office of National Disabled Persons Empowerment shall have a Director who is a civil service official to be responsible for carrying out the official functions of the Office."
The Act also amends section 13 by inserting a new section 13 (4/1) (functions of the Office), a new section 13/1, 16, 19 20, 21, 26, 27 and 35. The amendments are intended to strengthen measures to ensure more efficient and easier access and utilisation of public facilities as well as welfare and other State assistance programs are available to persons with disabilities. The functions of Office of National Disabled Persons Empowerment have also been amended to increase their powers and duties concerning supervision and inspection, as well as the provision of advice and assistance to ensure that persons with disabilities receive the services they are entitled to. It also establishes a Disabilities Service Centre which is to be the focal service provider.