Position Statements


The National Commission's position statements serve to augment the Standards or express NCCHC's expert opinion on important issues that are not addressed in the Standards.

Along with the Standards, these statements may assist correctional facilities in designing policies and procedures. NCCHC's Policy and Standards Committee reviews position statements at least every five years. Unless reaffirmed or revised within five years, a position statement will expire. Position statements are subject to approval by the NCCHC Board of Directors.

Administrative Management for People Living With HIV in Correctional Institutions (2020)
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Adolescent Sleep Hygiene (2019) html pdf
Breastfeeding in Correctional Settings (2018) html pdf
Charging Inmates a Fee for Health Care Services (2017) html pdf 
Competency for Execution (2017) html pdf 
Correctional Health Professionals’ Response to Inmate Abuse (2017) html pdf
Detention of Immigrant Children (2019) html pdf
Health Care Funding for Incarcerated Youth (2019) html pdf
Health Services Research in Correctional Settings (2020) html pdf
Health Services to Adolescents in Adult Correctional Facilities (2018) html pdf
Management of Noncancer Chronic Pain (2018) html pdf
Naloxone in Correctional Facilities for the Prevention of Opioid Overdose Deaths (2020) html pdf
Nonuse of Restraints for Pregnant and Postpartum Incarcerated Individuals (2020) html pdf
Optimizing Insurance Coverage for Individuals Postrelease (2020)
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Prevention of Violence in Correctional Settings (2013) html pdf
Solitary Confinement (Isolation) (2016) html pdf
STI Testing for Adolescents and Adults Upon Admission to Correctional Facilities (2020) 
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Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Adults and Adolescents (2016) html pdf
Suicide Prevention and Management in Juvenile Correctional Settings (2019) html pdf
Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care in Correctional Settings (2020) html pdf
Women's Health Care in Correctional Settings (2020) html pdf