Jail and Prison Standards - National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Jail and Prison Standards

Standards for Health Services in Jails/Prisons

Developed by leaders in the fields of health, mental 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 these general areas: governance and administration; health promotion, safety, and disease prevention; personnel and training; ancillary health care services; patient care and treatment; special needs and services, and medical-legal issues. These editions feature updated recommendations for continuous quality improvement, clinical performance enhancement, patient safety, initial health assessment, pharmaceutical operations, and women’s health.

These 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.

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.