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Dopad nového občanského zákoníku na provádění pitev v ČR

Title in English The Impact of the New Civil Code for the Implementation of Autopsies in the Czech Republic


Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Cofola 2015 (Sborník z konference)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Field Other medical specializations
Keywords Autopsy;The New Civil Code;informed consent
Description The new Civil Code has significantly decreased the number of so-called pathological- anatomical autopsies. It was due to newly established legal presumption of disagreement with the autopsy. This was in conflict with the regulation in the Law on Health Service. Although this law has already fully respected individual’s right to decide about the treatment of his remains, an unnecessary change was made. An opt-in system was introduced in the new Civil Code which caused problems in clinical practice and resulted in need of amendment.

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