Definitions, Dietary and Nutrition Services, Facility Life Safety, Building Code Requirements and Physical Plant Standards  



    Health Facility and Agency Licensing



    59A-17.118Dietary and Nutrition Services

    59A-17.119Facility Life Safety, Building Code Requirements and Physical Plant Standards


    Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 43 No. 197, October 11, 2017 issue of the Florida Administrative Register.


    59A-17.101 Licensure

    (1)No change.


    (a) An initial, renewal, or change of ownership applicant for licensure as a transitional living facility shall use the Health Care Licensing Application, Transitional Living Facility Facilities, AHCA Form 3110-9001, January 2018 March 2017, which is incorporated by reference and is available at 04457.

    (b) No change.


    59A-17.118 Dietary and Nutrition Services.

    (1) No change.

    (2) Meals provided by the licensee must be planned based on the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020, Eighth Edition, herein incorporated by reference and available at and the current daily US Dietary Reference Intakes established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.  Menus must be planned to offer clients a variety of food choices and to accommodate their religious, cultural and ethnic needs.

    (3) through (6) No change.

    (7) Food must be served attractively at safe and palatable temperatures which is an appetizing temperature as determined by the type of food to ensure resident’s satisfaction, while minimizing the risk for scalding and burns. All clients must be encouraged to eat at tables in the dining areas. A supply of eating ware sufficient for all clients must be on hand, including adaptive equipment if needed by any client.

    (8) through (11) No change.


    59A-17.119 Physical Plant Standards.

    No change.