Home > United Nations Online Network in Public Administration and Finance (UNPAN)
1. Global
2. Africa
3. Arab States
Arab States
4. Asia & Pacific
Asia & Pacific
5. Europe
6. Latin America & Caribbean
Latin America & Caribbean
7. North America
North America
UNPAN Asia & Pacific

Public Administration News  
Japan: Diet Enacts Disaster Evacuation List Bill
Source: http://the-japan-news.com
Source Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: Japan
Created: Jun 18, 2013

The Diet enacted a bill that obliges municipal governments to compile lists of elderly and disabled people who cannot evacuate without assistance in disasters.


The bill to revise the basic disaster countermeasure law was unanimously approved at a meeting of the House of Councillors on Monday.


Under the revised law, in nondisaster times such lists can be utilized by fire departments, police and social care workers after the receiving consent of the people on the lists. In emergencies, information from the lists can be provided without consent.


Municipalities are required to take measures to prevent leaks of personal information from the lists.


The amended law also allows the central government to engage in rescue activities, debris removal and other restoration activities on behalf of local authorities during disasters if local government buildings are heavily damaged and administrative functions are paralyzed as a result.
News Home

 Tag This
 Tell A Friend
del.icio.us digg this Slashdot
0 ratings
Views: 329

Comments: 0 Favorited: 0 Bookmarked: 0 Tagged: 0

0 Comments | Login to add comment

Site map | FAQs | Terms and Privacy | Contact Us
Copyright 2018 by UNPAN - United Nations Public Administration Network