EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The El Paso County Sheriff’s Workplace (EPSO) has earned accreditation from the Nationwide Fee on Correctional Well being Care (NCCHC) for its compliance with NCCHC’s Requirements for Well being Providers in Jails.
Accreditation acknowledges the El Paso County Jail’s compliance with requirements in correctional well being care.
In response to the sheriff’s workplace, the El Paso County Jail underwent a rigorous audit in October. An skilled doctor and different specialists in correctional well being care surveyed the power for compliance with requirements on steady high quality enchancment, security, an infection management, continual care, personnel and coaching, medical and psychological well being care, well being information, and authorized points.
The El Paso County Jail was first accredited in 1989 and says it has maintained its dedication to assembly the necessities described in NCCHC’s requirements for years.
NCCHC has surveyed and accredited jails, prisons and juvenile detention and confinement services for 40 years. The NCCHC requirements utilized in accreditation are developed with enter from the nation’s specialists in correctional well being care.
“This accreditation is affirmation of the arduous work the El Paso County Sheriff’s Workplace personnel do each day,” El Paso County Sheriff Invoice Elder stated. “We’ve a authorized obligation to offer inmates with acceptable well being care, and we’ll do our job with innovation, excellence and effectivity on behalf of the taxpayers.”
“In reaching NCCHC accreditation, the El Paso County Jail has demonstrated its dedication to assembly constitutional necessities for well being care supply for incarcerated people,” stated Nationwide Fee CEO Deborah Ross, CCHP. “Accreditation is a voluntary course of and we commend the El Paso County Jail for efficiently endeavor this problem to offer high quality well being care and instill confidence locally it serves.”