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Standards for Mental Health Services in Correctional Facilities (2015)

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  • Designed specifically for mental health services, this second edition represents the culmination of hundreds of hours of careful review by a large group of experts, including specialists in psychiatry, psychology, social work and professional counseling. The Mental Health Standards parallel the Standards for Health Services in format and substance, and likewise cover the general areas of patient care and treatment, clinical records, governance and administration, personnel and legal issues. The difference is that they make more explicit what the standards require for adequate delivery of mental health services. Intended for programs of any size, these standards can help facilities determine proper levels of care, organize systems more effectively and efficiently, and demonstrate that constitutional requirements are being met. They also are the foundation of NCCHC’s mental health services accreditation program.Glossary and index. Published by NCCHC. Softcover, 179 pages.