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National register of autopsies and toxicological examinations performed at forensic medicine departments (NRPTV)

PURPOSE OF DETECTION OF REQUESTED DATA

The purpose of detection of requested data is registration of data obtained in autopsies and toxicological examinations performed at forensic medicine departments. The register should be a source of information on details and circumstances of sudden and violent deaths and also on their causes. The register will also be a source of information on so-called drug deaths, i.e. deaths caused by overdose of addictive substances and deaths for other causes but connected with the presence of drugs.

Aggregated data will be a supporting source for preparation and transmission of data on mortality and its causes to international institutions, like particularly World Health Organisation, European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Establishment of National register of autopsies and toxicological examinations performed at forensic medicine departments

Ministry of Health will establish National register of autopsies and toxicological examinations performed at forensic medicine departments within 24 months from the day of entry into force of Act no. 372/2011 Coll. on health services (section 127, par. 1, letter b).

STATISTICAL UNIT OF INVESTIGATION

The statistical unit will be every performed autopsy including results of toxicological examinations obtained from autopsy.