Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Department of Detention and Corrections
- Medical Division
Professional Standards Bureau
-Policy Development and Accreditation Division
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
PINELLAS COUNTY – On January 12, 2023, the Pinellas County Jail was awarded accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). The on-site survey was held from July 11, 2022, to July 13, 2022. The accreditation status will remain in place for three-years from the date of the on-site survey.
To earn NCCHC accreditation, the Pinellas County Jail underwent a rigorous and professional assessment in July of 2022. During the assessment, a team of experienced physicians and experts in correctional health care surveyed the facility for compliance with jail-specific standards in several areas such as patient care and treatment, health promotion, safety and disease prevention, governance and administration, personnel and training, special needs and services, and medical-legal issues.
Accreditation by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care signifies that your facility meets the nation’s premier standards on correctional health care. The consensus-based standards are developed in consultation with national experts in correctional health care, mental health, law, and corrections.
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