Friday, April 19, 2024
Friday, April 19, 2024

NCCHC Reaccreditation

The Lafayette Parish Correctional Center (LPCC) has earned re-accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) by demonstrating compliance with NCCHC’s nationally recognized standards of care for correctional health services in jails. This achievement was earned by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff Office’s commitment to providing quality health services for the incarcerated population.

To earn re-accreditation by NCCHC, LPCC underwent a rigorous professional assessment in which a team of experienced physicians and experts in correctional health care surveyed the facility for compliance with jail-specific standards in several areas such as patient care and treatment, health promotion, safety and disease prevention, governance, and administration, personnel, and training, special needs and services, and medical-legal issues.

The LPCC met 100% of the required essential standards put forth by the NCCHC during its assessment late last year and the LPCC was also found to comply with 100% of important standards (85% compliance required).

“Going through such a rigorous audit only helps strengthen everyone’s ability to do the right things, for the right reasons, as we constantly strive to better ourselves each and every day.  To voluntarily maintain this accreditation shows our continuous commitment to provide quality health care services to our inmate population, as very few facilities achieve and maintain this accreditation,” said LPCC Warden Paula Smith.

Adhering to accreditation standards increases the efficiency of health services delivery, strengthens organizational effectiveness, and reduces the risk of adverse legal judgments. The consensus-based standards applied by NCCHC are developed in consultation with national experts in correctional health care, mental health, law, and corrections.

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