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§ 70275. Dietetic Service Staff.

22 CA ADC § 70275Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 22. Social Security
Division 5. Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, and Referral Agencies (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. General Acute Care Hospitals
Article 3. Basic Services
22 CCR § 70275
§ 70275. Dietetic Service Staff.
(a) A registered dietitian shall be employed on a full-time, part-time or consulting basis. Part-time or consultant services shall be provided on the premises at appropriate times on a regularly scheduled basis and of sufficient duration and frequency to provide continuing liaison with medical and nursing staffs, advice to the administrator, patient counseling, guidance to the supervisor and staff of the dietetic service, approval of all menus and participation in development or revision of dietetic policies and procedures and in planning and conducting in-service education programs.
(b) If a registered dietitian is not employed full-time, a full-time person who meets the training requirements to be a dietetic services supervisor specified in section 1265.4(b) of the Health and Safety Code shall be employed to be responsible for the operation of the food service.
(c) Sufficient dietetic service personnel shall be employed, oriented, trained and their working hours scheduled to provide for the nutritional needs of the patients and to maintain the dietetic service areas. If dietetic service employees are assigned duties in other service areas, those duties shall not interfere with the sanitation, safety or time required for dietetic work assignments.
(d) Current work schedules by job titles and weekly duty schedules shall be posted in the dietetic service area.
(e) A record shall be maintained of the number of persons by job title employed full or part-time in dietetic services and the number of hours each works weekly.
(f) Hygiene of Dietetic Service Staff.
(1) Dietetic service personnel shall be trained in basic food sanitation techniques, shall be clean, wear clean clothing, including a cap and/or a hair net and shall be excluded from duty when affected by skin infection or communicable diseases. Beards and mustaches which are not closely cropped and neatly trimmed shall be covered.
(2) Employee's street clothing stored in the kitchen area shall be in a closed area.
(3) Kitchen sinks shall not be used for handwashing. Separate handwashing facilities with soap, running water and individual towels shall be provided.
(4) Persons other than dietetic personnel shall not be allowed in the kitchen area unless required to do so in the performance of their duties.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 1275 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1276, 131050, 131051 and 131052, Health and Safety Code.
1. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (b) and adding new Note filed 3-12-2013 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2013, No. 11).
This database is current through 2/16/24 Register 2024, No. 7.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 22, § 70275, 22 CA ADC § 70275
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