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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 ›

NCCHC Standards and Hepatitis

For World Hepatitis Day, July 28, a reminder of what the standards have to say about hepatitis.

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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 ›

New GAO Report Recommends That Policies for Pregnant Women in DOJ Custody Align With National Guidelines

A new report from the Government Accountability Office noted that while the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Prisons have policies on pregnancy-relate… Continue Reading ›

“The CCHP Program Is for Correctional Health Executives Too”

“Knowing the NCCHC standards and becoming certified is just as important for correctional health administrators as it is for nurses, physicians, and ot… 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 ›

Strategies for Promoting CCHP Certification to Your Team

By Michael Teasdale, RN, CCHP

Full disclosure: I did not obtain my CCHP certification until I had been in nursing management for quite some time. It w… Continue Reading ›