The Center for Health and Legal Studies -CENDES- has the objective of providing specific training in areas involving judicial principles, and procedures and practice in the health sector. CENDES seeks to consolidate the existing relationship between Legal and Health Sciences by helping to improve services and developing adequate judicial practices in the collection of evidence and presentation of technical concepts.


Service offered by CENDES

Judicial Assistance:

CES was the first official Institution in Colombia to be registered through CENDES before The Colombian Judicial Sectional Council as an Official Justice Administration Assistance Center for Expert Services (law 446 of 1998) which includes elaboration of technical and expert concepts in the following areas:

• Physical and mental health damage.
• Different aspects of public health and Social Security.
• General and specialized medical fields: respiratory therapy, cardiology, gynecology and obstetrics, EENT, psychiatry, ophthalmology, pediatrics, audiology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, dermatology, anesthesia, laboratory medicine, emergency medicine, radiology, general dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, and maxillofacial surgery.
• Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.
• Psychology

Consulting Services:
CENDES offers consulting services to institutions in situations or projects related to legal and health aspects.


Research lines and projects in health and legal topics which contribute to improving its academic and technical infrastructure.