The Rockdale County Jail has received reaccreditation from the Medical Association of Georgia Committee on Correctional Medicine.
The Medical Association of Georgia on Correctional Medicine requires jails to follow the strict standards of the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. Those standards address nine general areas: health care services and support, inmate care and treatment, special needs and services, governance and administration, personnel and training, safety, health records, health promotion and medical-legal issues.
On October 7, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office was informed by the Medical Association of Georgia the Rockdale County Jail received full reaccreditation on Correctional Medicine.
"I am proud of the jail for achieving the reaccreditation," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "This accreditation assures the RCSO Jail follows strict standards and guidelines when it comes to inmate healthcare. By following these standards and maintaining the accreditation, it reduces the liability of the RCSO, which ultimately saves the taxpayers of Rockdale County."
The Medical Association of Georgia Committee on Correctional Medicine was formed in 1975 to combat deficiencies in jails and prisons throughout the state. In 1982 Georgia Legislation formed the accreditation program. The RCSO Jail first achieved this accreditation in 2008, and the current accreditation is good through 2014.