Minister: Azerbaijan introducing new criteria of disability assessment

Minister: Azerbaijan introducing new criteria of disability assessment
# 29 March 2019 15:37 (UTC +04:00)

“This year it is expected to adopt the corresponding legislation with regard to approval of new criteria on disability assessment,” Azerbaijan’s Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Population Sahil Babayev said, ONA reports.

It is also expected to implement those criteria from the beginning of the next year, he added.

The Minister said the new criteria on disability assessment were developed based on the WHO and European countries’ standards.

S. Babayev noted that training will be held for doctors and experts with regard to the transition to the new criteria.

“Development and introduction of the new criteria on disability assessment are aimed at increasing the social integration of the disabled people and their possibility to continue labor activity,” the Minister added.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED