July 2001

Information Bulletin 01-20
NH-68

Kitchen/Food Service Investigative Tool

Purpose:

The purpose of this information bulletin is to provide a checklist, developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), formerly known as HCFA, Chicago regional office. This document, Additional Surveyor Checklist for Kitchen Sanitation, is an investigative tool that will be utilized by Minnesota survey staff as a part of Kitchen/Food Service Observations- assessment of a facility's food storage, preparation and service. This tool does not supersede any regulatory requirements. The tool will be used when performing Task 5B, federal survey procedures for Long Term Care Facilities - Kitchen/Food Service Observation.

Please see Kitchen/Food Service Observation worksheet, HCFA Form A-804 and the Additional Surveyor Checklist for Kitchen Sanitation, copies of which were sent out with the original mailing.

[To view the PDF files listed in this bulletin, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download from Adobe Web site.)]

If you have any questions regarding this Information Bulletin, please contact in writing:

Minnesota Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
Licensing and Certification Program
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 300
PO Box 64900
St. Paul, MN 55164-0900
Telephone: (651) 201-4101

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 08:51AM