Fulton County Jail Earns Accreditation in Health Care

County Jail Accredited

Fulton County Jail Earns Accreditation in Health Care

August 05, 2020
 The Fulton County Jail is now fully accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).  Today’s announcement by the NCCHC states that the Fulton County Jail is 100 percent compliant with all applicable standards. The 39 standards cover the full scope of inmate health care. This means the Fulton County Jail is meeting the highest standards in health care for inmates which benefits the community as a whole.

Assessors from the NCCHC conducted a thorough on-site review February 24-27, 2020 for initial accreditation of the Fulton County Jail under the NCCHC 2018 Standards for Health Services in Jails.  The NCCHC granted accreditation with verification on April 3, 2020. The official announcement was made today.

There are 20 important standards: 20 are applicable to this facility and 20 were found to be in compliance.  Eighty-five percent or more of the applicable important standards must be met. The Fulton County Jail surpassed that requirement with 100% compliance.  

Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson is complimentary of staff, “Fulton County Jail staff and medical provider NaphCare show their commitment every day to making available the best health care possible to inmates while maintaining a safe environment.  This is no small feat during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Fulton County Jail staff continue to maintain high standards and this accreditation distinction from NCCHC is a great achievement.” 

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is dedicated to improving the quality of correctional health services and helping facilities provide effective and efficient care.  NCCHC grew out of a program begun at the American Medical Association in the 1970’s.  The NCCHC standards help correctional facilities to improve the health of inmates and the communities to which they return, increase efficiency of their health services delivery, strengthen organizational effectiveness, and reduce their risk of adverse patient outcomes and legal judgments.