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Occ. Code 2847510





New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





Correctional Regional Health Services Administrators develop, implement, and monitor a physician and hospital network for inmate patients within a given region. Incumbents are responsible for the implementation of health services program initiatives and quality assurance, contract administration, and accreditation with respect to health care delivery systems within an assigned region.


These positions are classified only at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS). 




CORRECTIONAL REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR: full-performance level; develop, implement, and monitor a physician and hospital network for inmate patients within a given region. 




Assistant Directors Correctional Health Services are responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of DOCCS health services delivery mechanisms. Incumbents of these positions supervise the activities of the Correctional Regional Health Services Administrators and serve as liaisons between multiple interagency Divisions to maintain effective planning for the delivery of health care services to the inmate population.




Develop a physician and hospital network appropriate to meet the clinical needs of DOCCS’ inmate population.




·       Manage, negotiate, and implement contracts for the provision of specialty care.


·       Assess facility resources and staffing levels according to size and level of care provided.



Coordinate the participation and inclusion of facility superintendents in all planning and development to ensure that all services are provided in a secure setting and meet appropriate security standards.


·       Collaborate with facility Superintendents and staff to applying health care policies and procedures and assess their impact.


·       Represent the Division of Health Services in administrative and operational matters affecting health services within their assigned correctional services region.


·       Act as the Division of Health Services representative on DOCCS American Correctional Association pre-accreditation teams, Prison Rape Elimination Act Facility pre audits, facility-based quality management audits, and conduct annual DOCCS Pharmacy Assessments


·       Monitor facility compliance with directives, policies and procedures regulating health care delivery.


·       Assume functional responsibility for the DOCCS Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance effort by supporting the DOCCS Privacy Officer and performing a variety of HIPAA related tasks.  Act as liaison to the DOCCS Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Officer for the purpose of responding to health related FOIL requests.


·       Oversee development of a credentialing process, ensuring only licensed, qualified physicians provide treatment services. Serve on DOCCS administrative or operational committee(s) as assigned (e.g. Suicide, EAP, ACA).


·       Monitor facility compliance with court ordered consent decrees and develop corrective action plans.


·       Assist in the development and implementation of an orientation for all physicians and hospital providers.


·       Maintain provider network and act as liaison with physicians and hospitals for all Department issues.


·       Act as Division liaison to multiple DOCCS Divisions such as Counsel’s Office, Training Academy, or the FOIL Office.




Open Competitive: a master’s degree in health care administration/management, public health, nursing, hospital administration/management and three years’ experience as an administrator involving the delivery of health services; or a bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience; or a master’s degree in business administration or public administration and five years’ experience as an administrator involving the delivery of health services.

Date:  9/18


NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.