LAW 38 OF 1993
Official Gazette No. 40,724, January 15, 1993.
Whereby the fingerprinting system is unified and Dental Charter for identification purposes is adopted.
CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES
ARTICLE 1o. As of 1. January 1993 in all, both public and private dental offices will be required to raise a Dental Charter as model to be determined by this Act.
PARÁGRAFO. Dental file the Charter will be taken by social welfare institutions, dental clinics and dental offices.
. For identification purposes unify people dactyloscopy according to the system used by the National Civil Registry, based on the print record.
ARTICLE 3. The National Civil Registry to be fingerprinted in order to issue identity documents, it will in a format which will be kept in single file from the capital of the Republic, without prejudice to the databases incorporated into computer programs where the information is stored query. This information may be stored in a decentralized way, through electronic or optical storage.
The unification of fingerprint records is the duty of all state bodies, according to what was stated in the second article of this Act.
PARÁGRAFO. The National Civil Registrar, may regulate regard to the basic elements, shape and characteristics of the identity document and define the content of the Civil Registry.
ARTICLE 4. In case of death of unidentified persons requiring medical-legal autopsy, the official who practices survey, more than the description of the physical characteristics, note the condition of the teeth, and order the doctor performing the autopsy, examination and description of the teeth.
PARÁGRAFO. If the site no official proceedings dental service, professional concerned will order the practice of Dental Charter adopted in this Act.
The 5th ITEM. The physical and dental Deaths unidentified characteristics as well as the description of the clothing worn will be recorded in a special record to be sent to the respective Institute of Legal Medicine of the capital of each department.
ARTICLE 6o. The Institute of Forensic Medicine shall keep a record of unidentified dead people and establish an information network between its offices in order to achieve identification.
ARTICLE 7. For purposes of identification of persons should be adopted the following scheme denture:
PARÁGRAFO. Dental description indicated as number 1, shall be completed by the official who practices diligence survey. The indicated as number 2, to be filled by the doctor, in the absence of dentist, number 3 will be filled by the dentist or dental auxiliary, which is equal to the dental medical history.
Article 8. Municipal representatives shall ensure that the rules on dead people without identification are met.
PARÁGRAFO. The mayors provide dental and fingerprint cards to local authorities.
Article 9. Authorize the National Government to make budgetary transfers to demand compliance with this Act.
ARTICLE 10. This law governs from its promulgation.
The President of the Senate of the Republic,
TITO EDMUND WHEEL GUARÍN.
The Secretary General of the Senate of the Republic,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the Chamber of Representatives,
CÉSAR PÉREZ GARCÍA.
The Secretary General of the Chamber of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
Republic of Colombia - National Government
published and executed.
Given in Bogotá DC, fifteen (15) days of the month January
in 1993 (1993).
César Gaviria Trujillo Minister of Justice,
Andrés González Díaz.
The Minister of Health, Juan Luis Londoño