In particular, the President issued instructions to allocate budgetary funds for the federal online resource to cover the activities of volunteers and for considering the possibility of broader use of NGOs as providers of budget financed social services.
The Government is to monitor the follow-up revision of draft laws to improve administrative procedures that define the decision-making procedure for recognising socially oriented NGOs as providers of social services and assess their quality.
In addition, the Government is to improve related legislation by adding new guarantees of the rights and freedoms of the disabled and partially disabled persons, including through the use of alternative systems of care provided to such persons outside in-patient facilities such as boarding houses.
The President of Russia instructed the Government to analyse the possibility of adding education at law departments and volunteer work involving the provision of free legal assistance to these persons’ records of service in the sphere of law.
Legislation must be amended to formalise the term “social entrepreneurship”, define the functions of the authorities at all levels to support and promote the development of volunteer organisations, as well as to define the functions of some federal executive bodies with respect to volunteer movements.
The Government is to prepare amendments to define the principles and specific aspects of providing social services and support to fully or partially disabled persons who have no independent living skills or cannot move around without assistance, as well as medical assistance.
The Government is to analyse the best practices of medical facilities in providing relatives with access to intensive care patients and is to prepare proposals on promoting these practices.
Vladimir Putin also instructed to create a system of long-term care for senior people and allocate funds to introduce this system in pilot regions in the next three-year period. He also pointed to the need to consider the possibility of creating a government commission on the development of volunteer movements.
The President issued several instructions on cooperation between the authorities and the Centre for Missing Persons. The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, the Interior Ministry and the Emergencies Ministry are to work jointly with the Centre for Missing Persons to prepare and submit proposals on the procedure for interaction between volunteer search and rescue groups and federal authorities during search and rescue operations.
In particular, these proposals should cover the delivery of volunteer rescue workers and equipment to the search site, as well as measures to ensure the prompt search for missing persons by using the location-based services of mobile operators to determine their location.
In addition, the regions’ supreme executive authorities are to consider the possibility of joining forces with the Centre for Missing Persons to create regional centres to provide search and rescue training to volunteers.