§ 2800.104. Dining room.

 (a)  An assisted living residence shall have an accessible common dining space outside the resident living units. A dining room area must be equipped with tables and chairs and able to accommodate the maximum number of residents scheduled for meals at any one time. There must be at least 15 square feet per person for 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 living unit 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 residence, a resident may choose to have a meal served in the resident’s living unit. This service shall be provided at the resident’s request and may not replace daily meals in a dining room.

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