When correctional health administrators need assistance, they turn to NCCHC
NCCHC has offered a voluntary health services accreditation program since the 1970s. Based on the NCCHC Standards, the process uses external peer review to determine whether correctional institutions meet these standards in their provision of health services. NCCHC renders a professional judgment and assists in the improvement of services provided.
NCCHC also offers accreditation for opioid treatment programs (OTP) in correctional facilities. OTP accreditation enables OTPs to obtain legally required certification from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The only SAMHSA-authorized accrediting body that focuses on corrections, NCCHC has developed standards that are based on federal regulations but tailored for this field.
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The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has no membership or dues. NCCHC does not require any affiliation to be considered for accreditation, certification or employment as a consultant or surveyor, or to serve on committees or the board of directors. NCCHC staff and spouses are not allowed to accept gifts or consulting fees from those we accredit or certify. NCCHC is impartial, unbiased and expert. And dedicated only to recognizing and fostering improvements to the field of correctional health care.