Jails and Prisons
Developed by leaders in the fields of health, law and corrections, NCCHC’s nationally recognized Standards lay the foundation for constitutionally acceptable health services systems.
Use of these benchmark standards can improve health services delivery. The Standards address nine general areas: health care services and support, patient care and treatment, special needs and services, governance and administration, personnel and training, safety, health records, health promotion and medical-legal issues. These editions feature new recommendations for continuous quality improvement, clinical performance enhancement, patient safety, initial health assessment, pharmaceutical operations and women’s health. The user-friendly manuals provide clear compliance indicators that define expected outcomes and aid in self-assessment, guidelines for facilities of various sizes and best practices recommendations.
|Third-party trainings on the NCCHC Standards may be conducted only by those who receive written authorization from NCCHC or NCCHC Resources, Inc. Without authorization, such trainings are prohibited.|
The most authoritative resources for correctional health care services, the NCCHC Standards are continually updated to reflect the latest evidence and best practices in meeting professional, legal and ethical requirements in delivering correctional health care services. The 2018 editions have been revised, reorganized and simplified to improve their usefulness.