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Law on Resources and Competences for the Provision of Education and Health Services (Law No. 715 of 2001)

Objectives:

The law allocates responsibilities for the provision of health and education services, including food catering services.

Scope:

The law foresees that it is the responsibility of the districts and municipalities to guarantee food catering service for the students of their jurisdiction. For this purpose, they allocate 0.5% of the resources of the General Participation System [Sistema General de Participaciones] (Art. 2 and 76.17).