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The Application Process for Corrections and Detentions Accreditation

Three doctors filling out application at table

To apply for accreditation, facilities must complete an Application (pdf) and submit copies of the facility’s or health services program’s Policy & Procedure Manual(s). Based on the application information, IMQ determines the scope of the survey and sets a survey fee. Survey teams always include a physician, a registered nurse, and a mental health professional. The need for an additional surveyor, and the number of days on site, will be determined by the size of the facility, number of sites, and services provided. Survey fees are billed and should be paid prior to the survey date.