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28 Pa. Code § 211.6. Dietary services.

§ 211.6. Dietary services.

 (a)  Menus shall be planned and posted in the facility or distributed to residents at least 2 weeks in advance. Records of menus of foods actually served shall be retained for 30 days. When changes in the menu are necessary, substitutions shall provide equal nutritive value.

 (b)  [Reserved].

 (c)  [Reserved].

 (d)  [Reserved].

 (e)  [Reserved].

 (f)  Dietary personnel shall practice hygienic food handling techniques. Employees shall wear clean outer garments, maintain a high degree of personal cleanliness and conform to hygienic practices while on duty. Employees shall wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water before starting work, after visiting the toilet room and as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination.


   The provisions of this §  211.6 amended under sections 102, 201(12), 601, 801.1 and 803 of the Health Care Facilities Act (35 P.S. § §  448.102, 448.201(12), 448.601, 448.801a and 448.803); and section 2102(a) and (g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  532(a) and (g)).


   The provisions of this §  211.6 adopted August 29, 1975, effective September 1, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2233; amended April 23, 1982, effective April 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1316; amended January 31, 1987, effective July 1, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 514; amended July 23, 1999, effective July 24, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3999; amended December 23, 2022, effective July 1, 2023, 52 Pa.B. 8098. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (352793) to (352794).

Notes of Decisions

   Although hygienic food handling and general dietary supervision are required by Health Care Facilities Act regulations, alleged wrong doing of skilled nursing facility that led to resident’s death by salmonella poisoning did not involve ‘‘furnishing of medical services’’ as contemplated by the Act’s definition of ‘‘professional liability’’ and therefore, was outside coverage by the Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund. Stenton Hall v. Medical Liability Loss Fund, 829 A.2d 377, 384 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2003); appeal denied 857 A.2d 681 (Pa. 2004).

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