Clinical Guidelines

The information you seek is found in standards P-F-01 Special Needs Treatment Plans and P-F-02 Management of Chronic Disease. From NCCHC’s standpoint, any health condition that is considered chronic or that requires multidisciplinary care also requires development of an individual treatment plan for regular, ongoing care. Examples of such conditions are listed in P-F-01.

P-F-02 specifies seven conditions for which the facility is expected to have identified national clinical guidelines to follow in treating these diseases. Facilities may choose any of the national clinical guidelines current in community care, such as those from the American Diabetes Association, the American Society of Internal Medicine, etc. 

The eventual goal is for practitioners to follow specific clinical protocols for all chronic conditions. The current seven are a first step.
— From CorrectCare Volume 19, Issue 2, Spring 2005  Updated April 1, 2022.

The standards are revised periodically, usually every three to five years. In contrast, clinical guidelines must be timely, reflecting the latest developments in the field and current treatment recommendations. NCCHC no longer publishes clinical guidelines. Please refer to nationally recognized clinical guidelines published by independent medical organizations. 
— From CorrectCare Volume 17, Issue 2, Spring 2003; updated April 4, 2022.