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NCJ Number: 122500 Find in a Library
Title: Certification Standards for Health Care Programs
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America

Cmssn on Accreditation for Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 126
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Cmssn on Accreditation for Corrections
Rockville, MD 20852
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Compliance checklists for each of the 24 mandatory standards and 68 nonmandatory certification standards of the American Correctional Association (ACA) are included in this manual and self-evaluation report.
Abstract: The standards cover fiscal and personnel procedures, training and staff development, physical plant, safety and emergency procedures, sanitation, security and control, and health care. Eligible agencies (those that hold under confinement pretrial or presentenced adult, or juveniles or sentenced adults or adjudicated juveniles) wishing to participate in the certification process appoint an accreditation manager, conduct a self-assessment of operations, and complete a self-evaluation report, specifying the agency's level of standards compliance. This report may be accompanied by statements supporting nonapplicability of a standard and/or a request for a plan of action waiver for one or more standards. Within 12 months of entering candidate status, the agency applies for a standards compliance audit, based upon which the final decision to grant or withhold certification is made. During the three-year certification period, agencies must submit annual certification statements confirming continued compliance and report progress on plans of action. At the end of three years, the association decides either to revoke certification or to recertify an agency. 3 appendixes, glossary, index.
Main Term(s): Corrections standards; Inmate health care
Index Term(s): American Correctional Association (ACA)
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