(1) GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES. When food service is provided by the facility, the administrator, or an individual designated in writing by the administrator, must be responsible for total food services and the day-to-day supervision of food services staff. In addition, the following requirements apply:
(a) If the designee is an individual who has not completed an approved assisted living facility core training course, such individual must complete the food and nutrition services module of the core training course before assuming responsibility for the facility’s food service. The designee is not subject to the 1 hour in-service training in safe food handling practices.
(b) If the designee is a certified food manager, certified dietary manager, registered or licensed dietitian, dietetic registered technician, or health department sanitarian, the designee is exempt from the requirement to complete the food and nutrition services module of the core training course before assuming responsibility for the facility’s food service as required in paragraph (1)(a) of this rule.
(c) An administrator or designee must perform his or her duties in a safe and sanitary manner.
(d) An administrator or designee must provide regular meals that meet the nutritional needs of residents, and therapeutic diets as ordered by the resident’s health care provider for residents who require special diets.
(e) An administrator or designee must comply with the food service continuing education requirements specified in rule 59A-36.011, F.A.C.