Juvenile Facilities

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The 2015 edition of the Standards for Health Services in Juvenile Detention and Confinement Facilities was updated to closely mirror the extensive revisions in the 2014 Standards for Health Services for jails and prisons, with additional updates reflecting contemporary practices in juvenile health care. 

Developed by leaders in the fields of health, law and corrections, NCCHC’s nationally recognized standards lay the foundation for constitutionally acceptable health services systems. The Standards address nine general areas: health care services and support, patient care and treatment, special needs and services, governance and administration, safety, personnel and training, health records, health promotion and medical-legal issues. This edition features a user-friendly format; significantly updated standards on essential issues such as medical autonomy, continuous quality improvement, clinical performance enhancement, patient safety, health assessment and more; clear compliance indicators that define expected outcomes and aid in self-assessment; and best practices recommendations.

 

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