WHAT'S NEW

Standards Q & A: Standards Regarding Inmate Workers

Q: We are starting to use inmate workers at our jail. What do we need to do to ensure we are following NCCHC standards?

Continue Reading ›

Standards Q & A: Corporate vs. Site-Specific Policies

Q: At our facility, we use corporate policies and procedures from our health services vendor. How will NCCHC evaluate site-specific policie… Continue Reading ›

Standards Q & A: Survey After Change in Health Services Provider

Q: We are due for our NCCHC reaccreditation survey in October but have recently changed health services vendors. Will this impact our surve… Continue Reading ›

Milwaukee County Sheriff: ‘Historic’ NCCHC Accreditation Marks Jail’s ‘Transformation’

Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, gave a press conference on May 18 marking the news that the Milwaukee County Jail had earned NCCHC … Continue Reading ›

Standards Q & A: Policy vs. Practice, Pharmacy Inspections, and More

Staggered Suicide Monitoring

Q: During our survey, the surveyors cited Standard B-05 Suicide Prevention and Inte… Continue Reading ›

Your #1 Coronavirus Question, Answered

Q: I am concerned about maintaining our facility’s accreditation status because, in response to COVID, we have made some changes in the way we provide … Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Accreditation Demonstrates “Substantial Evidence of Adequate Medical Care”

On May 30, U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Winmill ordered an end to the case of Balla, et al. v. Idaho State Board of Correction, finding no constitutional v… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Standards Meet COVID-19. When the chips are down, go all in.

By Jim Martin, MPSA, CCHP,vice president of program development, NCCHC

Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation. – Zig Ziglar.

Neve… Continue Reading ›

NCCHC Is Supporting California Title 15 Medical/Mental Health Inspections

The Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) is no longer providing correctional health consulting and Title 15 Medical/Mental Health inspections. To assure there… Continue Reading ›

Webinar: NCCHC 2018 Health Services in Jails and Prisons: A Year Later

August 20, 1-3 pm CDT 

Two years in the making, the 2018 Standards were revised, reorganized and simplified to create a more user-friendly guide for those… Continue Reading ›