Law 39/2006, of December 14, on the Promotion of Personal Autonomy and Care for people in a situation of dependency

Exact name (in spanish): Ley 39/2006, de 14 de diciembre, de Promoción de la Autonomía Personal y Atención a las personas en situación de dependencia

Current update: August 18, 2015

Approval date: January 1, 2007

Effective: Yes

Entity that promotes it: Head of state

Issue: Personal autonomy


The purpose of this Law is to regulate the basic conditions that guarantee equality in the exercise of the subjective right of citizenship to the promotion of personal autonomy and care for people in a situation of dependency, in the terms established in the laws, through the creation of a System for Autonomy and Care for Dependency, with the collaboration and participation of all Public Administrations and the guarantee by the General Administration of the State of a common minimum content of rights for all citizens in any part of the territory of the Spanish State

Geographic scope of application: Spain

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