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Mental Health Standards

Standards for Mental Health Services

Designed specifically for mental health services, this second edition represents the culmination of hundreds of hours of careful review by a large group of experts, including specialists in psychiatry, psychology, social work, and professional counseling.

The Standards for Mental Health Services in Correctional Facilities parallel the Standards for Health Services in format and substance, but make more explicit what the standards require for adequate delivery of mental health services. Intended for programs of any size, these standards can help facilities determine proper levels of care, organize systems more effectively and efficiently, and demonstrate that constitutional requirements are being met.

They are the foundation of NCCHC’s mental health services accreditation program and the CCHP-MH advanced exam for mental health professionals.