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55 Pa. Code § 2600.162. Meals.

§ 2600.162. Meals.

 (a)  There may not be more than 15 hours between the evening meal and the first meal of the next day. There may not be more than 6 hours between breakfast and lunch, and between lunch and supper. This requirement does not apply if a resident’s physician has prescribed otherwise.

 (b)  When a resident misses a meal, food adequate to meet daily nutritional requirements shall be available and offered to the resident.

 (c)  Menus, stating the specific food being served at each meal, shall be prepared for 1 week in advance and shall be followed. Weekly menus shall be posted 1 week in advance in a conspicuous and public place in the home.

 (d)  Past menus of meals that were served, including changes, shall be kept for at least 1 month.

 (e)  A change to a menu shall be posted in a conspicuous and public place in the home and shall be accessible to a resident in advance of the meal. Meal substitutions shall be made in accordance with §  2600.161 (relating to nutritional adequacy).

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