Established in 1983, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) is a voluntary, independent, non-for-profit accreditation organization that is well-known and well respected among the nation’s prisons, jails, and juvenile detention facilities. Its mission is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. The process of accreditation is an external peer review in which NCCHC grants public recognition to correctional institutions that meet its nationally accepted Standards for Health Services. Through the accreditation process, NCCHC provides a professional judgment regarding health services rendered and assists correctional facilities in their continued improvement. The Standards address nine general areas: health care services and support, patient care and treatment, special needs and services, governance and administration, personnel and training, safety, health records, health promotion and medical-legal issues.
The Accreditation Committee of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care awarded the Clark County Detention Center its initial accreditation in 1993. The facility received their last reaccreditation in June 2012.
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