37.106.1842 SPECIALTY MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY: FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
(1) A specialty mental health facility must have nutrition services that are directed and staffed by adequate personnel and meet the following standards:
(a) The facility must assign an employee or contract with a consultant who is qualified by experience and training as a food service supervisor to direct the food and nutrition service and to be responsible for the daily management of the nutrition service.
(b) The facility must utilize a nutritionist licensed in Montana, on a full-time, part-time, or consultant basis.
(c) Any therapeutic diet for a patient must be prescribed by the practitioner responsible for the care of that patient.
(d) Nutritional needs must be met in accordance with recognized dietary and nutrition practices and, at a minimum, the recommended daily dietary allowances established by the Food and Nutritional Board of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 10th edition, 1989.
(2) The department hereby incorporates by reference the recommended daily dietary allowances established by the Food and Nutritional Board of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 10th edition, 1989, which set minimum nutrition requirements for human beings. A copy of the above dietary allowances may be obtained from the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Quality Assurance Division, 2401 Colonial Drive, P.O. Box 202953, Helena, MT 59620-2953.