When correctional health administrators need assistance, they turn to NCCHC
NCCHC has offered a voluntary health services accreditation program since the 1970s. Based on the NCCHC Standards, the process uses external peer review to determine whether correctional institutions meet these standards in their provision of health services. NCCHC renders a professional judgment and assists in the improvement of services provided.
NCCHC also offers accreditation for opioid treatment programs (OTP) in correctional facilities. OTP accreditation enables OTPs to obtain legally required certification from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The only SAMHSA-authorized accrediting body that focuses on corrections, NCCHC has developed standards that are based on federal regulations but tailored for this field.
The implementation date for the 2014 Standards is October 1, 2014.
For facilities being accredited:
- Facilities with on-site accreditation surveys scheduled on or before October 1, 2014, will have the choice of being surveyed under the 2008 edition or the 2014 edition of the standards. Facilities surveyed under the 2008 edition will be required to submit a plan to meet the 2014 standards by October 1, 2014.
Facilities with on-site accreditation surveys scheduled after October 1, 2014 will be surveyed under the 2014 standards.
- Exams conducted on or before October 1 will refer to the 2008 Standards
- Exams conducted after October 1 will refer to the 2014 Standards.
For questions about the standards implementation date, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.