In 2018, a new NCCHC standard, Medical Surveillance of Inmate Workers, was introduced for jails and prisons. Since that time, many facilities have struggled with the development of their own surveillance programs, making this one of the most frequently missed NCCHC standards. This presentation will explore each requirement and offer practical examples on how to establish a program. Participants will also hear from an accredited facility’s administrator on the challenges and successes of their recently established program. Attendees will take away ideas on implementing or improving their own program.
- Review the components of a medical surveillance program for incarcerated workers
- Describe steps necessary to implement a medical surveillance program in prisons and jails
- List key personnel needed to implement a successful surveillance program