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Do NCCHC standards supercede state regulations? (For example, if my state requires that LPNs must be supervised by an RN.)

No. NCCHC standards require that the facility and its health staff comply with relevant state regulations. Although NCCHC standards are not practice standards per se, they require that health staff practice within the scope of their licensure, certification or registration. They also require that health staff meet credentialing standards in corrections as they would in community settings. At times, NCCHC standards may go beyond state regulations. If your state requires that an LPN be supervised by an RN, we would expect the staff at your facility to comply with that requirement.
— From CorrectCare Volume 17, Issue 2, Spring 2003