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PDFWAC 388-97-1140

Individual dietary needs.

The nursing home must:
(1) Encourage residents to continue eating independently;
(2) Provide effective adaptive utensils as needed to promote independence;
(3) Allow sufficient time for eating in a relaxed manner;
(4) Provide individualized assistance as needed;
(5) Provide table service, for all residents capable of eating at a table, in a dining area/room, located outside of the resident's room; and
(6) Offer a substitute of similar nutritive value when a resident refuses food served.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.51 and 74.42 RCW and 42 C.F.R. 489.52. WSR 08-20-062, ยง 388-97-1140, filed 9/24/08, effective 11/1/08.]
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