The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Receives Medical Accreditation

May 8, 2015

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Center (CJC) underwent a National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) audit in October 2014.  The Sheriff’s Office received formal results of this audit in late February 2015, noting deficiency with two (2) required NCCHC standards (Access to Care and Basic MH Services) requesting corrective action for accreditation purposes.  Following receipt of documentation showing implemented protocols related to these standards, the NCCHC’s Accreditation Committee finalized the review, granting formal NCCHC accreditation to the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is dedicated to improving the quality of correctional health services and helping correctional facilities provide effective and efficient care.  The standards are NCCHC’s recommended requirements for the proper management of a correctional health services delivery system.  There are 67 standards with 65 being applicable to the Criminal Justice Center.  NCCHC has declared 100% compliance with all 65 applicable standards, fully certifying the facility accredited with NCCHC.  CJC has been accredited by NCCHC since 1989.

Attached to this release: the original audit findings, dated February 20, 2015, in addition to the letter of Accreditation dated May 5, 2015, as well as a summary of the documentation submitted to NCCHC detailing our implemented protocols for health care services offered at CJC.

MR 15-025