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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 105. Rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

12VAC35-105-600. Nutrition.

A. A provider preparing and serving food shall:

1. Implement a written plan for the provision of food services, which ensures access to nourishing, well-balanced, varied, and healthy meals;

2. Make reasonable efforts to prepare meals that consider the cultural background, personal preferences, and food habits and that meet the dietary needs of the individuals served; and

3. Assist individuals who require assistance feeding themselves in a manner that effectively addresses any deficits.

B. Providers of residential and inpatient services shall implement a policy to monitor each individual's food consumption and nutrition for:

1. Warning signs of changes in physical or mental status related to nutrition; and

2. Compliance with any needs determined by the individualized services plan or prescribed by a physician, nutritionist, or health care professional.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. September 19, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 5, eff. December 7, 2011.

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