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Standards Q & A: The Importance of Refusal Forms

Q: If we document a patient’s refusal to a treatment or medication offered in the patient’s health record, why do we also need to inclu… Continue Reading ›

Standards Q and A: Scope of Practice with Patient Care Needs

Q: I work in a jail and am trying to find guidance on what credential a jail nurse needs to have. Does the nurse have to be an RN or LPN, o… Continue Reading ›

Standards Q & A: Is a Grievance Log Required?

Q: Is a log necessary for tracking grievances? It is not in the compliance indicators for the grievance process standard, but it is somethi… Continue Reading ›

New Year’s Resolution Ideas from NCCHC

Make 2022 the year you take concrete steps toward improving the quality of health care in your jail, prison, or juvenile detention facility. That’s NCCHC… Continue Reading ›

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?

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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 ›