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Deciding on Accreditation for Corrections and Detentions

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After the on-site survey, the surveyors complete the survey report forms and other survey documents and submit the documents to IMQ for preparation. Accreditation decisions are made by the Corrections and Detentions Health Care Committee (CDHCC), comprised of seven physicians, one registered nurse, and one mental health professional, who meet every two months.

Accreditation determination is based upon standards being met. A facility or program not meeting an adequate percentage of standards may be given the opportunity to submit additional documentation for the Committee to review at its next meeting. A facility is notified in writing of the accreditation decision, along with a request for any additional documentation or a framed certificate of accreditation if accreditation has been awarded.

The accreditation decisions that may be rendered are:

  • Two-Year Award – Meeting 100% Essential and 85% Important Standards
  • 90-Day Accreditation Probation
  • Denial – Requiring Re-Survey