DEA Conducts NFLIS Medical Examiner/Coroner Office Survey

In preparation for the planned expansion of its National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) — a program that collects drug chemistry analysis results and other information from cases analyzed by local, state, and federal forensic laboratories — the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is conducting a survey of medical examiner and coroners offices across the United States.

Over the next few years, the NFLIS program will expand to include two additional continuous drug surveillance programs. These programs will collect drug-related mortality data from medical examiner and coroner offices, as well as drug testing results from toxicology labs.

The survey, which was mailed to medical examiner and coroner offices in early June, will help develop the data surveillance system that will be launched in 2018.

Source: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

 
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