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NCJ Number: 174352 Find in a Library
Title: Standards for Health Services in Juvenile Detention and Confinement Facilities
Corporate Author: National Commisson on Correctional Health Care
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 198
Sponsoring Agency: National Commisson on Correctional Health Care
Chicago, IL 60614
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929561-05-8
Sale Source: National Commisson on Correctional Health Care
1145 W. Diversey Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60614
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These standards represent the official position of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care with respect to minimum requirements for health services in juvenile detention and confinement facilities.
Abstract: They are intended for use as guidelines for both short-term and long-term facilities. Larger group homes, halfway houses, and facilities or governments that contract with community or private agencies for health services may also find the standards useful. The 66 standards are grouped under 6 general areas: administration, the management of a safe and healthy environment, personnel, care and treatment, health records, and medical/legal issues. A discussion section that accompanies each standard explains the standard's intent, provides alternative approaches for achieving compliance, or defines crucial terms included in the standard. Appended guidelines and sample forms, policies, and procedures
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs
Index Term(s): Corrections standards; Inmate health care; Juvenile detention standards; Juvenile health services; Medical and dental services
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