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Corrections and Detentions Accreditation

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Accreditation measures compliance with IMQ standards and demonstrates that the facility’s inmate/detainee health services are constitutionally adequate while supporting the integrity of correctional health care practitioners.

IMQ Health Care Standards for Adult and Juvenile Detention Facilities are based on California Code of Regulations, Title 15 – Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities and Juvenile Facilities.

Prior to applying for a facility accreditation, it is important to review the latest IMQ Health Care Standards for Adult or Juvenile Detention Facilities to determine your readiness for accreditation and the work that may be involved in survey preparation.

The accreditation process has three key steps:

The Application Process

The Survey Process

The Decision