Law of the Week: Ministry of Labour publishes amendments to rules governing psychiatric care homes

Week-ending 29 May 2020

Russia finally passed legislation to improve living conditions in psychiatric care homes, but this breakthrough is still sorely lacking

On April 24, Russia’s Labor Ministry published amendments to the rules governing work in the country’s psychiatric care homes. These changes could seriously improve the lives of all Russian citizens with mental disabilities, including those living outside of these types of facilities. That said, the new regulations only apply to group homes that are currently under construction or undergoing renovation. The director of the Center for Curative Pedagogy, Anna Bitova, worked on developing these amendments — for Meduza, she helps break down the changes that Russia’s psychiatric care homes are set to undergo.  

Source: Meduza, 27 May 2020

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