Law No. 147 on Risk Management
This law outlines the overall framework of disaster risk management in the Dominican Republic. It establishes a National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Disaster Response to coordinate government, private sector, and NGO activities, install and consolidate early warning and alert systems, carry out risk assessments, develop and maintain a database of government efforts to manage risks, disclose information to the public, mainstream risk management into land use plans, identify at-risk areas, create an environmental and risk management policy, design and coordinate sustainable recovery process, develop and update emergency plans, establish protection measures in infrastructure works, promote capacity building in government, incorporate risk management into education curricula, and develop a training system for government staff.
This law notably builds on organic law 66/97 on education, that seeks to raise awareness and education on disaster risk management.
The law was notably amended by decree 874/09.