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Law 17 in 2014 forensic Authority Act, the President of the Republic on the provisions of the Constitution, approved by Parliament at its meeting dated 3-1-1436 Hijri to Gregorian 27-10-2014.
Issued: article 1 the following expressions means explained about each of them in the application of the provisions of this law: the body: the general body of forensics.
Board: Board of public authority of forensic medicine.
Chairman: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the general body of forensics.
Director: is the General Manager in forensic medicine.
Medical examiner: doctor with a specialization in forensics or forensic dentistry or forensic toxicology and registered with the Ministry of health and approved by the Commission.
Section: General authority of forensic medicine branch, which includes more than the Center.
Status: a forensic Center accredited by the body which provides forensic services and of public and private entities that need forensic and criminal expertise and scientific functions to perform.
Forensic point: a public or private forensic points approved by the Commission and licensed assets according to laws in force.
Clinic: a forensic clinics, public or private.
Forensic and criminal services: using tools and techniques and medical and criminal legitimacy necessary to assist public or private entities in accordance with the regulations laid down by the Commission.
The forensic medical report: a report from the competent Central Union and adopted by the body and are released by the coroner for forensic expertise in all disciplines.
Article 2 a-speaking health scientific body under this law called "forensic authority" based in Damascus enjoy legal personality and administrative and financial autonomy and are linked to the Prime Minister.
B-it is permissible to make branches and centers and medical clinics and points of the body by a decision of the Council.
Article 3a the Commission shall have its own budget issued by the President of the Council of Ministers on the proposal of the Director General are related to the State budget.
B-the Commission income consists of the following sources: 1. State aid prescribed in the general budget.
2. a forensic nature.
3. gifts, bequests and donations in accordance with the laws and regulations in force.
4. other resources permitted by laws and regulations in force.
Article 4-the Commission aims to implement the national policy for forensic medicine and forensic and criminal services and academic and research, training and coordination.
B-the Commission to achieve its objectives: 1. lay the foundations and forensic systems and to propose draft laws related to criminal forensics in coordination with the competent authorities.
2. to issue regulations concerning the work of the Commission on the proposal of the Board of Directors.
3. the examination of the reports and forms in forensic systems.
4. supervising the work of coroners.
5. to advise and provide information and data on the forensic evidence for that version and directing scientific research in branches and centers and medical and legal clinics points.
6. adoption of the rules of procedure and evidence of work procedures in forensic medicine and forensic reports models needed for forensic work in coordination with the competent trade unions.
7. prepare draft conventions on forensics.
8. seminars and conferences in coordination with the competent trade unions and organizing exchange visits and meetings on forensic medicine and forensic sciences.
9. adoption of compensation and incentives for forensics, commensurate with the degree and the work done by the coroner in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations in force.
10. secure the independence of the work of coroners and legal protection for them.
11. adoption of the forensic expert and names of various other disciplines and technicians in coordination with the Ministry of Justice and the competent authorities.
12. develop accreditation standards for doctors from various other disciplines of forensic expertise in coordination with the competent Central Union.
13. adoption of the forensic doctors to participate in select committees of medical liability.
14. candidature of forensic doctors when they need to participate in commissions for work-related injuries and accidents and occupational diseases and transplantation and cultivation and have insurance companies and commissions, organizations and institutions, departments and Directorates-General and other related forensic work.
Article 5 manages the body Board and Director.
Article 6-Board is a decision of the Prime Minister, as follows:
Chairman of the Board
Deputy Minister of health
Associate Director of Medical Affairs
Assistant Director for legal and administrative affairs
Member and Secretary
Representative of the Ministry of Justice
Judge designated by the Minister of Justice
Representative of the Ministry of health.
A medical examiner designated by the Minister of health
Representative of the Ministry of Defense.
A medical examiner designated by the Secretary of Defense.
A representative of the Ministry of the Interior
A medical examiner designated by the Minister of the Interior
Representative of the Ministry of higher education
A medical examiner designated by the Minister of higher education
A representative of the physicians ' Association
Union label doctor
A representative of the Dental Association
Union label doctor
A representative of the pharmaceutical Association
Pharmacist Union label
B-by decision of the Director is called the Prime Minister a forensic consultant at least.
C-Associate Director appointed by the President of the Council of Ministers on the proposal of the Director General.
D-designated Manager "after the approval of the Council ' heads aumracz or forensic points Commission workers between forensic doctors ranked first at least.
-Specifies the emoluments of the President and members of the Board by a decision of the Prime Minister.
And the Board shall meet at the invitation of the President at least once every two months and whenever a legal meeting is the presence of the absolute majority, including the Chairman or his Deputy and make decisions in the absolute majority of the audience when the side is likely equally Chair.
G-the President of the Council the right to invite who sees fit to attend the Board meetings without the right to vote.
H-rules of procedure of the body determines the mechanisms for regulating the work of the Council and its meetings and other related matters.
I-Board for the right to form committees that it considers necessary to assist him in the performance of its tasks.
Article 7 the Board shall the following tasks: develop plans and programs of activities within the framework of the General plan for the State.
Health policy and planning, training and scientific research plans regarding the work of the Commission.
Events of branches and centers and score and legitimate medical clinics in all provinces.
Adoption of the Commission's budget and annual report.
Accept gifts, donations and bequests in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations in force.
Authorization Manager by some powers of the Board.
Define instead of services provided by the Commission.
Dispatch workers in body internally and externally in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations in force.
Contracting with Arab and foreign experts and with the Syrians of medical and health professionals assistance and technical and managerial personnel and within the overall framework of the work plan of the Commission in accordance with the provisions of the laws in force.
Coordination with the Department of State issues of litigation on behalf of the Commission and waived and exoneration and projection and arbitration in accordance with the laws and regulations in force.
Article 8 the Director exercises the following missions: representing the Commission before the courts and others subject to the provisions of paragraph//article 7 of this law.
The Director is the paymaster and is maintenance and filter.
Adoption of the agenda of the Board meetings and attend meetings and oversee the Organization of the proceedings.
Implementation of the decisions of the Commission and the Council.
Supervise the staff of the Commission and the administrative, financial and technical affairs.
Proposing programs and plans for the tasks and provide recommendations to the Board and monitor its implementation after approval in coordination with the competent authorities.
To follow up the implementation of programmes and plans and turn them into active work after confirmation and approval.
Prepare the draft annual budget of the Commission in coordination with the competent financial circles.
The preparation of the annual report on the activities of the Commission for the financial year ended and lifted it to the Board for approval.
Personnel recruitment and promotion and transferred and assigned in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations in force.
Other tasks assigned by the Council.
Article 9 makes Prime rules of procedure on the proposal of the Board.
Article 10 a-Board provides forensic services in the branches and centers and legal clinics and points paid according to the tariff Board's decision in coordination with the competent authorities.
B-the Ministry of Justice forensic tariff repayment in cases where the victim does not have the money at the proposal of the competent judge.
Article 11-issued by the President of the Council of Ministers upon proposal of the Board in coordination with the Secretary of the Treasury a special system of incentives for the staff of the Commission in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations in force.
B-some works may be technical and professional jobs by contract in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations in force.
Article 12 pathologists classified according to the classification of the Ministry of health.
Article 13, taking into account the provisions in this Bill is a forensics Assistant Attorney General in the exercise of their work.
Article 14 featuring an Angel all forensic personnel of pathologists and health practitioners and technical assistants and nurses and health administrators.
Article 15 of Decree authority staffing issue.
Article 16 of this law shall be published in the Official Gazette and is effective after three months from the date of issue.
Damascus in 9-1-1436 Hijri to Gregorian 2-11-2014.
President Bashar Al-Assad
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