Partnership to Battle the Opioid Epidemic in Our State

We had a great time at the Indiana Sheriff School last week. We were able to meet and mingle with the majority of our new and veteran sheriffs. Lisa also got the opportunity to meet Lieutenant Governor, Suzanne Crouch. Hopefully these two women can form a partnership and battle the opioid epidemic in our state.

FDA Required Label Changes to Opioid Medications

Due to safety risks and potential drug interactions, the FDA is requiring product label changes to all opioid medications to warn about these risks. Opioids may interact with antidepressants and migraine medications which could lead to a risk of serotonin syndrome.  Serotonin syndrome is caused by an increase in serum levels of serotonin and can […]

FDA Now Requires “Black Box” Warning on Painkillers

In an attempt to help slow the prescription drug abuse epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl will now have to carry a “black box” warning about the risk… Read More

HEA 1269 Legislation

HEA 1269 is newly enacted legislation that, among other things, requires Sheriffs to apply for Medicaid coverage on behalf of inmates that have been housed in their facilities for more than 30 days. Below are some links to helpful resources.

Newly Contracted Counties

To our newly contracted clients, welcome to the QCC Family! Tippecanoe CountyLafayette, INStart Date: 6/1/15 Miami CountyPeru, INStart Date: 6/1/15 Vanderburgh CountyEvansville, INStart Date: 1/1/16 Fulton CountyRochester, INStart Date: 1/1/16 Wabash CountyWabash, INStart Date: 3/1/16 Blackford CountyHartford City, INStart Date: 7/1/15 LaGrange CountyLaGrange, IN*Partial services provided Muncie Police DepartmentMuncie, IN*Partial Services Provided

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Suicidal Symptoms Require Immediate Action

I pulled out an old article that I wrote for The Star Press in 2006.  This topic is one that, unfortunately, is timeless.  If you have trouble reading it in this format simply click here to read the pdf version.

Changes in Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations and the Role of Psychologists

On July 1, 2011, a new law went into effect relevant to those psychologists who conduct Competency to Stand Trial evaluations. This change in the law denotes a landmark and substantial change for psychologists for those determined to be competent to conduct these evaluations for the Courts. The following code citations constitute the change in […]

Recent News: Nurse Saves Life of Corrections Officer

Nurse Stephanie Clapp Saves Life of Corrections Officer Mark Griffith A big thank you and congratulations is in order to Stephanie Clapp, the jailhouse nurse for Delaware County and other Quality Assurance CC member counties. On the night of Friday, July 22nd, Stephanie was working in the jail when Corrections Officer Mark Griffith began having […]

Startling Facts…

A major issue for those of us who work in the American corrections industry is substance dependency.  From over 40 percent to nearly 90 percent of individuals arrested test positive for drug or alcohol use at the time of their arrest.  Early identification of an addict has to be a priority in our juvenile detention facilities […]