§ 2600.104. Dining room.

 (a)  A dining room area shall be equipped with tables and chairs and able to accommodate the maximum number of residents scheduled for meals at any one time.

 (b)  Dishes, glassware and utensils shall be provided for eating, drinking, preparing and serving food. These utensils must be clean, and free of chips and cracks. Plastic and paper plates, utensils and cups for meals may not be used on a regular basis.

 (c)  Condiments shall be available at the dining table.

 (d)  Adaptive eating equipment or utensils shall be available, if needed, to assist residents in eating at the table.

 (e)  Breakfast, midday and evening meals shall be served to residents in a dining room except in the following situations:

   (1)  Service in the resident’s room shall be available at no additional charge when the resident is unable to come to the dining room due to illness.

   (2)  When room service is available in a home, a resident may choose to have a meal served in the resident’s room. This service shall be provided at the resident’s request and may not replace daily meals in a dining room.

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