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Food services
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 7, TITLE 2
§ 461-r. Food services. 1. Food services in adult care facilities
shall be provided in a manner that respects the dietary needs of the
residents in relation to health conditions, food allergies and dietary
intolerances, religious and ethnic mandates, and that allows for a
reasonable variation in taste preferences.

2. Resident food committees in each facility, assembled from among the
residents, shall have the freedom to meet and evaluate the food service
available to them without interference, and shall advise the operators
of the adult care facility as to issues of dietary needs, preferences,
food quality and safety.

3. The commissioner of health shall review existing adult care
facility regulations and amend existing regulations or promulgate new
regulations if appropriate, to determine those food service personnel in
adult care facilities that should undergo training appropriate for the
level of food service which they may perform, including but not limited
to sanitation in the food preparation and service areas; refrigeration
and preservation; principles of a balanced meal; and ordering with an
emphasis on fresh foods.