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Document ID (ISN)68788
CIS number 97-368
ISSN - Serial title La Gaceta - Diario Oficial (Costa Rica)
Year 1996
Convention or series no. Decreto No.25115-S
Title Regulations on the control of inhalable substances [Costa Rica]
Original title Reglamento sobre el control de productos inhalantes [Costa Rica] [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 27 May 1996, 118th Year, No.100, p.2-3.
Abstract This Decree (effective on publication) introduces the regulation controlling inhalable dangerous substances. It prohibits the sale or supply of such substances to minors or the mentally incompetent. All such substances have to be appropriately labelled. All those who sell, import, manufacture, store or distribute substances that can be inhaled by addicts must register with the appropriate authority (part of the Ministry of Health), and may not employ minors, mentally incompetent persons and drug addicts. Manufacturing of such products is permitted only when no substitutes exist. The use of these products is prohibited if their characteristics cause unsafe working conditions. When they are used, workplaces must satisfy certain minimum safety criteria.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; organic solvents; toxic substances; Costa Rica
Descriptors (secondary) drug dependence; prohibition of use; law
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceCosta Rica
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse