Strengthening the Medicolegal-Death-Investigation System: Improving Data Systems

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The National Science and Technology Council’s Fast-Track Action Committee on Strengthening the Medicolegal-Death-Investigation System (FTAC-SMDIS) was chartered in July 2015 to make strategic policy recommendations at the Federal level on how to address issues related to accessing and working with data generated by ME/C offices. The recommendations outlined in this report suggest a role for the Federal government in enhancing medicolegal-death-investigation (MDI) data infrastructure and quality, and system capacity, by improving coordination among appropriate departments and agencies and providing support to ME/C offices.