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Posted Aug 28, 2014
Providing medical and mental health care that passes constitutional muster is essential for jails. Failure to do so presents great risks, including poor health outcomes, legal liability, wasted resources, staff dissatisfaction, public criticism, judicial oversight and more. Use of rigorously crafted national standards is essential to protect the jail, the taxpayer and the public health. To help jails of all sizes implement quality health care delivery systems, the National Commission on Correct…
Posted Aug 14, 2014
The National Conference on Correctional Health Care will feature 100 sessions on hepatitis C and HIV treatments, the Affordable Care Act, mental health and suicide prevention, nursing, clinical care, special populations and dozens of other topics relevant to all aspects of work in this field.
Posted Jul 23, 2014
Rear Adm. Newton Kendig, MD, presented a compelling overview of emerging management and clinical opportunities that will have a significant impact on correctional medicine in the years ahead. He delivered his remarks in the closing plenary session at NCCHC’s 2014 Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes.
Posted Jul 16, 2014
Accreditation is an excellent opportunity for positive recognition. NCCHC has developed a publicity kit to help facilities share their accomplishment with the local media, peer organizations and the community.
Posted Jul 9, 2014
Kudos to the Salt Lake County (UT) Metro Jail, the first correctional facility to undergo an accreditation survey under NCCHC’s 2014 Standards.