Prison and Jail


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.

Use of these benchmark standards can improve health services delivery. The Standards address nine general areas: health care services and support, inmate care and treatment, special needs and services, governance and administration, personnel and training, safety, health records, health promotion and medical-legal issues. These editions feature a user-friendly format; standards on current issues such as patient safety and clinical performance enhancement; clear compliance indicators that define expected outcomes and aid in self-assessment; guidelines for facilities of various sizes; best practices recommendations; and appendices on legal obligations, quality improvement, suicide prevention and more.