Hospitals (Licensing and Conduct of Private Psychiatric Hostels) Regulations 1997



    10. Food preparation and diet

    (1) The licence holder of a hostel is to ensure that constant attention is given to the hygienic and proper storage, preservation and serving of food in the hostel and that

    (a) food is supplied in such quantities that the dietary allowances recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council are provided by that food;

    (b) residents receive fresh fruit or fruit juice daily;

    (c) residents on therapeutic diets or special diets are provided with food appropriate to those diets;

    (d) a particular menu is not repeated at an interval of less than 4 weeks;

    (e) standard food portion sizes are developed and used as a guide to preparing and serving food;

    (f) components of a puree diet are prepared and served as individual food items; and

    (g) meals are served at reasonable hours, with breakfast not being served before 7 a.m., the midday meal not being served before 12 noon and the evening meal not being served before 5 p.m. and, if the evening meal is served before 5.30 p.m., supper is to be served between 7.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

    Penalty: $500.

    (2) In this regulation

    }the National Health and Medical Research Council~ means the council of that name established by section 6 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992 of the Commonwealth.



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