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124th Legislature

Second Regular Session


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Chapter 571

H.P. 1183 - L.D. 1671

PART III

Sec. III-1. Nursing facility food handling requirements. The Department of Health and Human Services shall review the rules regarding food handling requirements in nursing facilities, including but not limited to the rules regarding the serving of foods from previously prepared menus and portion requirements, with the objective of reducing waste and encouraging efficiencies in food handling while maintaining the quality of the menus. In its review, the department shall seek advice from an advisory group, which includes but is not limited to the long-term care ombudsman, professional food managers and food inspectors from the department and private facilities. The department may adopt new rules by December 31, 2010 to ensure that all nursing facility residents affected are treated uniformly regarding food handling and management. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2A.

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