Punta Gorda, August 16, 2021
The Charlotte County Jail has again earned accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care by demonstrating compliance with NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services in Jails. Accreditation recognizes the Charlotte County Jail’s dedication to compliance with the most respected standards in correctional health care.
The Charlotte County Jail underwent a rigorous on-site survey in January 2021. An experienced physician and other experts in correctional health care surveyed the facility for compliance with standards on continuous quality improvement, safety, infection control, chronic care, personnel and training, medical and mental health care, health records, and legal issues. The Charlotte County Jail was first accredited in 2004 and has maintained its commitment to meeting the requirements described in NCCHC’s standards for 17 years.
The Charlotte County Jail is located at 26601 Airport Road in South Charlotte County and is designed to house 1,074 inmates. The facility opened in February of 2001 and is a direct supervision jail.
“We have a legal obligation to provide inmates with appropriate health care, and we will do our job with innovation, excellence and efficiency on behalf of the taxpayers,” says Sheriff Prummell. “I salute the supervisors, officers and health care staff for their hard work and knowledge of health care delivery in a secure environment during a Pandemic.”
NCCHC has surveyed and accredited jails, prisons and juvenile detention and confinement facilities for 40 years. The NCCHC standards used in accreditation are developed with input from the nation’s experts in correctional health care.
“In achieving NCCHC accreditation, the Charlotte County Jail has demonstrated its commitment to meeting constitutional requirements for health care delivery for incarcerated individuals,” said National Commission CEO Deborah Ross, CCHP. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and we commend the Charlotte County Jail for successfully undertaking this challenge to provide quality health care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”