NCCHC Standards for Health Services: What's New for Jails and Prisons in 2018

August 28, 2018

11 am PDT  ǀ  12 pm MDT  ǀ   1 pm CDT  ǀ   2 pm EDT

Two years in the making, the 2018 Standards for Health Services for jails and prisons were published in April. The manuals have been revised, reorganized and simplified to create a more user-friendly guide for those using the standards in daily practice. This presentation will focus on the high-level changes to the standards, including an overview of the seven general areas of the standards used in NCCHC’s accreditation program, specific changes in each section and a new, important standard.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Registration fee: $49

Educational Objectives

  • Explore a high level overview of changes to the Standards
  • Describe how standards have been reorganized and streamlined
  • List at least three standards with major content revision or new concepts

Continuing Education Credit

1.5 hours of credit is available (ACCME, ANCC, APA, CCHP)

About the Presenters

Tracey Titus

As the VP of Accreditation for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, Ms. Titus is responsible for all activities involving facility accreditation for nearly 500 accredited jails, prisons and juvenile facilities across the United States. She has more than 22 years of correctional health care experience. Ms. Titus served as a staff nurse and a health services administrator for a county jail for 18 years. She has been a surveyor and lead surveyor for NCCHC since 2008 and served on the board of directors for the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals for three years.

DJeffrey Alvarezr. Alvarez is NaphCare’s Chief Medical Officer for Western States, overseeing all clinical care provided at NaphCare sites in Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada. He was previously the Medical Director of the Maricopa County Jail System, the fourth largest jail system in the country. While there, Dr. Alvarez led the system to achieving NCCHC accreditation and receiving the Facility of the Year award in 2015. He was also able to achieve designation and accreditation for all jails in the Maricopa system to be licensed opioid treatment programs. He has served as a physician surveyor for NCCHC for more than 5 years and sits on the NCCHC Board of Directors as liaison to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Alvarez chaired the 2018 revision of the NCCHC Standards for Health Services in jails and prisons.