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COVID-19 INFORMATION
The Governor's Executive Order which temporarily allowed telephonic hearings has expired. Additional information can be found on the Board of Parole website.
Visitation has reopened at all prisons effective April 10th by appointment only. Click here for the guidelines, contact information, news release, and a vaccination option.
TDOC Inmates COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

Continuous Quality Improvement

To ensure the highest quality of care at the least expense to Tennessee taxpayers, Clinical Services is committed to Statewide Continuous Quality Improvement, a comprehensive program of evaluation and research. The mission of the Statewide Continuous Quality Improvement Committee (SCQI) is to:

  • Promote wellness among offenders in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction in a consistent manner throughout the state.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement that impact inmate health care, then evaluate and recommend corrective actions for operational and/or clinical management.
  • Demonstrate improvement in the quality of care through measured outcomes.
  • Identify areas of potential liability. Recommend corrective action to prevent occurrence of events that lead to increased liability.

The SCQI committee is divided into three subcommittees: Morbidity & Mortality, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, and Peer Review. Teams of experienced clinicians and administrators meet on a regular basis to review, evaluate and make recommendations for improvement for all services.