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6 Pa. Code § 21.78. Nutrition responsibilities of providers.

§ 21.78. Nutrition responsibilities of providers.

 The provider shall assure that:

   (1)  A client is served daily at least three well-balanced meals which are designed to meet the daily nutritional requirements of the client and which are prepared either by the provider, or as indicated in the care plan, by the client with the supervision of the provider.

   (2)  A substitute meal is available to the client, if a client misses a meal.

   (3)  Dietary restrictions prescribed by the client’s personal physician are followed.

   (4)  Meals are served to clients in a dining area, except that:

     (i)   Meal service to a client’s bedroom shall be made available only if the client is temporarily ill or indisposed.

     (ii)   Meal service to other rooms in the home may be made available if the client requests that service and the provider agrees to deliver that service.

   (5)  Food returned from individual plates is discarded and is not used in the preparation of other food dishes or served again.

   (6)  Milk served to clients or used in food preparation is pasteurized, canned or powdered.

Cross References

   This section cited in 6 Pa. Code §  21.52 (relating to AAA service responsibilities); 6 Pa. Code §  21.55 (relating to AAA placement activities); 6 Pa. Code §  21.74 (relating to basic furnishings); and 6 Pa. Code §  21.81 (relating to provider financial accountability).

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