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WAC 246-335-740

Food preparation.

(1) A hospice care center applicant or licensee must:
(a) Locate food preparation areas to prevent objectionable heat, noise and odors to patient rooms;
(b) Provide a nourishment center for use by patients and family with:
(i) A refrigerator capable of maintaining 45°F or less;
(ii) A two-compartment sink;
(iii) A range with exhaust hood and/or microwave;
(iv) Work surfaces;
(v) Storage for single service utensils and food items;
(vi) Soap and paper towel dispensers or equivalent;
(vii) Space for waste containers; and
(viii) A self-dispensing ice machine if not provided elsewhere in the hospice care center.
(2) The following requirements only apply if the hospice care center is planning to prepare meals and snacks for patients on-site:
(a) When primarily preparing individual meals or snacks for patients, in addition to the requirements in subsection (1) of this section, the nourishment center must include:
(i) A separate refrigerator for patients' food items capable of maintaining 45°F or less;
(ii) Separate storage for patient food items, cooking and eating utensils;
(iii) A handwash sink; and
(iv) A domestic dishwasher with a continuous supply of 155°F of water.
(b) When primarily preparing meals for fifteen or fewer patients at a time, the kitchen and equipment for preparation of patient meals and snacks must comply with chapter 246-215 WAC, Food sanitation, except, the hospice care center may use domestic or home type kitchen appliances including mechanical dishwashers; and
(c) When primarily preparing meals for sixteen or more patients at a time, the kitchen for preparation of patient meals and snacks must comply with chapter 246-215 WAC, Food sanitation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250. WSR 18-06-093, § 246-335-740, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18.]
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