The organization of Legal Institutions of Medicine and Forensic Sciences has been approved, as stated in the Public Gazette (BOE) in its latest publication on Wednesday. Among the innovations it includes is the integration of protection measures against sexual violence that will be carried out through comprehensive forensic assessment units.
Specifically, these multidisciplinary teams will be made up of forensic doctors, psychologists and social workers, who will design global and comprehensive action protocols in these cases. Among its functions will be: special technical assistance in matters of sexual violence and sexual violence to judicial bodies in the territory’s own territory; which allows the collection of information to generate knowledge about it; and education, teaching and research on violence and sexual violence and gender-based violence, in collaboration with education and research.
In addition, the comprehensive staff from the judicial registration units will have special training in the family, minors, people with disabilities and in general, sexual and domestic violence. In order to carry out their work properly, they will have a code of ethics and good practices.
On the other hand, the plan of territorial medico-forensic action has been established in the event of events with multiple victims, which will include the transport of corpses, as well as resources in the event that the number of corpses exceeds the capacity of the institution. ; and they will teach about the subject: “The discipline of different experts in the forensic response in the events of multiple victims will be encouraged by appropriate cooperation between professionals of the ministries of Justice and the interior or independent communities.”
Teaching units to provide safety training
The regulation strengthens the role of the Institutes in relation to the Royal Decree 1148/2015, of December 18, which regulates the expertise of the execution, at the instance of individuals from the Institutes of Medicine and Forensic Sciences, in extra-judicial matters related to extra-judicial matters. the circulation of motor vehicles, which was developed in the previous law, and finally in the Order JUS/127/2016, of February 8, in which the public expert prices were established.
In fact, the promulgation of Royal Decree 704/2020, of July 28, which establishes access to the title of doctor/specialist in legal and forensic medicine through the residency system, seeks to improve the practical expertise of medicine and, consequently, greater. rigor to the Administration of Justice, which in this case needs to rely on more specialized knowledge and scientific evidence. “Allows the Legal Institutions of Medicine and Forensic Sciences, which must be approved, to provide teaching units for specialized training in the health sciences,” the text states.
On the other hand, organizations become important information and will share with the National Institute of Statistics the causes of death in the case of death with judicial intervention, saving collaborations in this same matter with other administrations. of places or regions.
Along the same lines and according to the BOE, these entities will report annually on their activity to the National Judicial Commission, the State Observatory on Violence against Women and other state or community associations through the Ministry of Justice or those autonomous communities in the competent. material
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