The department of forensic medicine conducts medical post-mortems, especially in cases of sudden and violent death, and post-mortems that have been ordered according to Section 115 of the Code of Criminal Procedure by the courts (particularly by the Czech State Police) in the South-Bohemia Region. It provides the necessary expert data for the evaluation of pre-medical and medical first aid, resuscitation and traumatology services in the form of detailed post-mortems and laboratory findings. In its work, the department utilizes the findings obtained as part of the post-mortems, and provides analyses that are subject to medical discussions, conferences and seminars. It prepares expert opinions based on documentation or post-mortems, or based on other investigations.
It provides methodological leadership for the conduction of toxicological investigations of autopsied individuals, and of other investigations carried out for forensic purposes, investigations of blood samples for alcohol content, especially obtained from drivers, and DNA analyses as part of legal disputes regarding the determination of paternity in Central Laboratories. It participates closely with the group investigating drug-related deaths established by the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug-Addiction.
When requested by the public, the department ensures direct investigations of paternity, the so-called paternity test, after previous phone agreement and against direct payment.