61-125.1302 - Meals and Special Diets

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. All facilities shall provide dietary services to meet the daily nutritional needs of the patients. (I)
B. A minimum of three (3) nutritionally-adequate meals in each twenty-four (24) hour period shall be provided for each patient unless otherwise directed by the patient's physician or other authorized healthcare provider. Not more than fourteen (14) hours shall elapse between the serving of the evening meal and breakfast the following day. (II)
C. Specific times for serving meals shall be established.
D. Suitable food and snacks shall be available and offered between meals at no additional cost to the patients. (II)
E. Special diets shall be prescribed, dated and signed by the physician. (I)


Added by State Register Volume 43, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/24/2019.

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