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Subchapter J. FOOD SERVICE


5320.91.    Food service.

§ 5320.91. Food service.

 (a)  Residents shall be provided with at least three well-balanced, nutritious meals daily. Snacks shall also be available.

 (b)  When a resident unavoidably misses a scheduled meal, the provider shall ensure that a substitute meal is provided to the resident.

 (c)  Special diets, dietary restrictions and supplements that are prescribed by the resident’s physician shall be accommodated by the LTSR.

 (d)  Enough flexibility shall be built into mealtimes to accommodate the regular schedules of individual residents.

 (e)  The week’s menu shall be prepared at least 7 days in advance. The current week’s menu shall be posted in a resident accessible location.

 (f)  Meals shall be provided to residents in a dining room or dining area, except that service in the resident’s room shall be available when clinically indicated.

 (g)  The dining area shall be furnished with sufficient tables and chairs to accommodate all residents at one sitting.

 (h)  Utensils used to prepare and serve food and beverages shall be free from chips and cracks.

 (i)  Food stored, prepared or served by the LTSR shall be clean and safe for human consumption and meet applicable Federal standards.

 (j)  Food returned from individual plates may not be reused or reserved.

 (k)  Refrigerators shall be maintained below 45°F.

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