SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                          
                                                                                
                           RESOLUTION                                           
                                                                                
  ON THE PROCEDURE OF ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF                 
       LITHUANIA ON THE SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF THE DISABLED                      
                                                                                
     The Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania resolves:                 
     1. To establish that the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on               
the Social  Integration of the Disabled shall enter into force on               
December 15,  1991, with the exception of Article 12 of this Law,               
which shall  enter into  force on  January 1, 1995 and Article 14               
thereof, which shall enter into force on September 1, 1992.                     
     2.  To   commission  the   Government  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania:                                                                      
     a) to  approve, prior  to December  10, 1991, the statute of               
the Lithuanian Council of Invalid Affairs;                                      
     b) to, prior to December 15, 1991:                                         
     - submit  draft amendments and law supplements necessary for               
the implementation  of the  Law on  the Social Integration of the               
Disabled to the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania;                   
     - coordinate  the acts  of the Government of the Republic of               
Lithuania, ministries  and other  governmental institutions  with               
the Law on the Social Integration of the Disabled;                              
     - approve the bylaws of the State Commissions of medical and               
social examination;                                                             
     - establish  the procedure  and conditions for the provision               
of prosthetic  aid for  the  disabled,  orthopaedical  means  and               
facilities for  the deaf-mute  and the  blind, as  well as  other               
compensatory equipment,  and to  establish a  mechanism  for  the               
promotion of the production of said equipment;                                  
     - establish  additional material  guarantees and  privileges               
for disabled persons, their parents and guardians; and                          
     - establish  the procedure  of incentive for specialists who               
work with disabled persons;                                                     
     c) to  prepare and  approve, prior  to March  1,  1992,  the               
government programme  for  the  medical,  vocational  and  social               
rehabilitation of  the disabled  which will  be carried out until               
the year 2002;                                                                  
     d) to  prepare and  approve, prior  to January  1, 1993, the               
requirements for  the design,  construction and reconstruction of               
cities, settlements, public buildings and other objects; and                    
     e) to promote scientific research of problems of disability,               
training of  specialists for  work  with  disabled  persons,  and               
international cooperation.                                                      
     3. To  commission the  Ministry of  Social Security  and the               
Ministry of Health, prior to December 15, 1991, to establish:                   
     a) medical and social criteria of disability; and                          
     b) requirements  for work places and professions of disabled               
persons.                                                                        
     4.  To   commission  the  Ministry  of  Social  Security  to               
establish the  form of  disability certificates,  as well  as the               
procedure for  issuing and  confiscating them,  prior to December               
15, 1991.                                                                       
     5. To  commission  the  Ministry  of  Health  to,  prior  to               
December 15, 1991:                                                              
     a) approve the statutes of commissions of children's medical               
and social examination; and                                                     
     b)  establish   medical  requirements  for  sports  for  the               
disabled.                                                                       
     6. To  commission the  Ministry of Culture and Education to,               
prior to September 1, 1992:                                                     
     a) establish  the procedure  for the  provision to  disabled               
persons  of   special  means  of  development  and  training  and               
adaptation of studying places; and                                              
                                                                                
     b) prepare  the programmes for the development, training and               
vocational guidance of the disabled.                                            
     7. To  establish that  local governments, according to their               
competence, shall  ensure the  implementation of  the Law  on the               
Social  Integration   of  the   Disabled  on   their   respective               
territories.                                                                    
     8. To  inform all  citizens of  the Republic of Lithuania of               
the provisions  of the  Law of  the Republic  of Lithuania on the               
Social Integration  of the  Disabled through  the  press,  radio,               
television and other mass media.                                                
                                                                                
Vytautas Landsbergis                                                            
President                                                                       
Supreme Council                                                                 
Republic of Lithuania                                                           
Vilnius                                                                         
28 November, 1991                                                               
No I-2045