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Posted Dec 19, 2017
The 2018 Standards for Health Services in jails and prisons will be released in mid-April. For facilities undergoing an accreditation survey in 2018, compliance with the new standards depends on a when the survey will occur.
Posted Nov 20, 2017
Lack of access to health care is a serious problem in correctional institutions. Charging inmates for health services may interfere with access to care. NCCHC therefore has reaffirmed its position statement Charging Inmates a Fee for Health Care Services.
Posted Nov 20, 2017
Breastfeeding has well-established physical and psychological benefits for newborns and mothers. NCCHC recommends making accommodations for nursing women in custody that will enable them to maintain their breast milk supply.
Posted Nov 7, 2017
Melvin Wilson, MBA, LCSW, has joined the NCCHC board of directors as liaison of the National Association of Social Workers.
Posted Nov 7, 2017
Barbara Wakeen, MA, RDN, CCHP, has assumed the position of NCCHC board chair. Also read about the other changes to the board.