Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-43-206 - Dietary services

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) Provision of dietary services. The administrator or operator of each adult day care facility shall ensure the provision or coordination of dietary services to residents as identified in each resident's negotiated service agreement. If the administrator or operator of the facility establishes a contract with another entity to provide or coordinate the provision of dietary services to the residents, the administrator or operator shall ensure that entity's compliance with these regulations.
(b) Staff. The supervisory responsibility for dietetic services shall be assigned to one employee.
(1) A dietetic services supervisor or licensed dietician shall provide scheduled on-site supervision in each facility with 11 or more residents.
(2) If a resident's negotiated service agreement includes the provision of a therapeutic diet, mechanically altered diet, or thickened consistency of liquids, a medical care provider's order shall be on file in the resident's clinical record, and the diet or liquids, or both, shall be prepared according to instructions from a medical care provider or licensed dietitian.
(c) Menus. A dietetic services supervisor or licensed dietitian or, in any facility with fewer than 11 residents, designated facility staff shall plan menus in advance and in accordance with the dietary guidelines adopted by reference in K.A.R. 26-39-105.
(1) Menu plans shall be available to each resident on at least a weekly basis.
(2) A method shall be established to incorporate residents' input in the selection of food to be served and scheduling of meal service.
(d) Food preparation. Food shall be prepared using safe methods that conserve the nutritive value, flavor, and appearance and shall be served at the proper temperature.
(1) Food used by facility staff to serve to the residents, including donated food, shall meet all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
(2) Food in cans that have significant defects, including swelling, leakage, punctures, holes, fractures, pitted rust, or denting severe enough to prevent normal stacking or opening with a manual, wheel-type can opener, shall not be used.
(3) Food provided by a resident's family or friends for individual residents shall not be required to meet federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
(e) Food storage. Facility staff shall store all food under safe and sanitary conditions. Containers of poisonous compounds and cleaning supplies shall not be stored in the areas used for food storage, preparation, or serving.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-43-206
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 39-932; effective May 29, 2009.

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