THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 56/2002/ND-CP
Hanoi, May 15, 2002
 DECREE
ON THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FAMILY- OR COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to Article 27 of the Law on Drug Prevention and Fight of December 9, 2000;
At the proposals of the Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Minister of Public Security and the Minister of Health,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- This Decree prescribes the organization of the family- or community-based rehabilitation.
Drug addicts, who are detoxicated in families or communities, shall not be regarded as being subject to the application of administrative violation handling measures.
The State encourages drug addicts to voluntarily rehabilitate themselves in their families or communities. The families of drug addicts shall have to take part in the organization of the family- or community-based rehabilitation activities.
Article 2.- Drug addicts registering for the family- or community-based rehabilitation are those who are neither subject to compulsory consignment to rehabilitation establishments, to measures of education at communes, wards or townships, the consignment to reformatory schools, nor examined for penal liability for illegal use of narcotic substances.
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