The adult care home staff person in charge of the preparation and serving of food shall complete a food service orientation program established by the Department or an equivalent within 30 days of hire for those staff hired on or after July 1, 2004. Registered dietitians are exempt from this orientation. The orientation program is available on the internet website,, or it is available at the cost of printing and mailing from the Division of Health Service Regulation, Adult Care Licensure Section, 2708 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2708.