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PDFWAC 246-335-716

Nutritional services.

(1) Nutritional services must be supervised by an RN or dietitian or nutritionist as defined in WAC 246-335-610(4).
(2) Appropriate nutritional consultation must be provided to the patient and family regarding the patient's dietary needs.
(3) Food must be prepared and served at intervals appropriate to the needs of patients, recognizing the unique dietary needs and changes of the terminally ill.
(4) Nutritional services must either be provided directly or through written agreement with a food service company.
(5) Food service sanitation must meet the requirements of chapter 246-215 WAC.
(6) Policies and procedures on nutritional services must include:
(a) Food storage;
(b) Food preparation;
(c) Food service; and
(d) Scheduled cleaning of all food service equipment and work areas.
(7) A copy of the procedures must be kept within or adjacent to the food service area and must be available for reference by nutritional service personnel and other personnel at all times.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250. WSR 18-06-093, ยง 246-335-716, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18.]
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