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Work Products Adopted by the Commission

Accreditation and Proficiency Testing | Interim Solutions | Scientific Inquiry and Research | Medicolegal Death Investigation |
Reporting and Testimony | Human Factors | Training on Science and Law

 

Final Directive Recommendation on a Proposal to Survey Forensic Capabilities (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #3 – August 27, 2014)

Accreditation and Proficiency Testing

Views on Proficiency Testing in Forensic Science (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #9 – March 22, 2016)

Views on Critical Steps to Accreditation (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #9 – March 22, 2016)

Recommendation on Universal Accreditation (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #6 - April 30 - May 1, 2015) RECONCILED at NCFS Meeting #9 - March 21-22, 2016

Views on Accreditation of Forensic Science Certification Bodies (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #11 - September 12, 2016)

Views on Certification of Forensic Science Practitioners (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #11 - September 12, 2016)

Recommendation on Proficiency Testing (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #11 - September 12, 2016)

Views on Accreditation Program Requirements (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #11 - September 12, 2016)

Recommendation on Accreditation of Digital and Multimedia Evidence Forensic Science Service Providers (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #12 - January 9, 2017)

Interim Solutions  

Recommendation on Transparency of Quality Management System (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #9 – March 22, 2016)

Recommendation on a National Code of Professional Responsibility for Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine Service Providers (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #9 – March 22, 2016)

Views on Defining Forensic Science and Related Terms (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #6 – April 30 - May 1, 2015) CORRECTION ADDED February 2016.  

Recommendation on AFIS Interoperability (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #7 – August 10-11, 2015) 

Recommendation on Root Cause Analysis (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #7 – August 10-11, 2015) 

Scientific Inquiry and Research

Medicolegal Death Investigation

Directive Recommendation on Certification of Medicolegal Death Investigators (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #5 – January 30, 2015)

Policy Recommendation on Accreditation of Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #5 – January 30, 2015)

Recommendation on Electronic Networking of Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #7 – August 10-11, 2015) 

Views on Increasing the Number, Retention, and Quality of Board-Certified Forensic Pathologists (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #7 – August 10-11, 2015)

Recommendation on National Disaster Call Center (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #10 - June 21, 2016)

Views on Certification of Medicolegal Death Investigators (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #10 - June 20, 2016)

Views on Accreditation of Medicolegal Death Investigation Offices (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #10 - June 20, 2016)

Recommendation on Formation of a National Office for Medicolegal Death Investigation (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #11 - September 13, 2016)

Views on Communication with Next of Kin and Other Family Members (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #11 - September 13, 2016)

Views on Recognizing the Autonomy and Neutrality of Forensic Pathologists (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #12 - January 9, 2017)

Recommendation on Model Legislation for Medicolegal Death Investigation Systems (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #12 - January 9, 2017)

Reporting and Testimony

Recommendations on Use of the Term “Reasonable Scientific Certainty” (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #9 – March 22, 2016)

Views on Use of the Term “Reasonable Scientific Certainty” (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #9 – March 22, 2016)

Views on Inconsistent Terminology (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #6 – April 30 - May 1, 2015) 

Views on Pretrial Discovery of Forensic Materials (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #7 – August 10-11, 2015)

Views on Documentation, Case Record and Report Contents (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #8 – December 7, 2015)

Recommendation on Pretrial Discovery (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #10 - June 21, 2016)

Views on Judicial Vouching (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #10 - June 21, 2016)

Views on Notice and Demand Provisions (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #10 - June 21, 2016)

Recommendation on Documentation, Case Record and Report Contents (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #11 - September 13, 2016)

Human Factors

Views on Ensuring that Forensic Analysis is Based Upon Task-Relevant Information (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #8 – December 8, 2015)

Views on Facilitating Research on Laboratory Performance (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #11 - September 13, 2016)

Views on Use of Checklists in Forensic Science (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #12 - January 9, 2017)

Training on Science and Law

Recommendation on Forensic Science Curriculum Development (Adopted at NCFS Meeting #8 – December 8, 2015)

 

 

Updated November 6, 2017

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