Chapter 229

Chapter 229

2003 -- S 0317 AS AMENDED

Enacted 07/15/03

 

AN ACT

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH -- FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

          

     Introduced By: Senators Gibbs, Roberts, and Bates

     Date Introduced: February 11, 2003

 

 

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

 

     SECTION 1. Section 21-27-11.6 of the General Laws in Chapter 21-27 entitled

"Sanitation in Food Establishments" is hereby amended to read as follows:

     21-27-11.6. Requirements of food establishments. (a) Food establishments which

prepare potentially hazardous foods shall employ at least one (1) full-time manager certified in

food safety. Establishments who employ ten (10) or more full-time equivalent employees directly

involved in food preparation shall be required to employ two (2) managers certified in food

safety. Establishments who primarily serve the elderly and individuals with diminished immune

systems shall have a manager certified in food safety present during preparation of all hot

potentially hazardous foods.

     (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) above, assisted living residences, licensed by the

director of health pursuant to chapter 23-17.4 of the general laws, which have a licensed capacity

of twenty-five (25) or fewer residents and which employ five (5) or fewer full-time equivalent

employees involved in preparation and serving of food, shall only be required to employ one (1)

full-time manager certified in food safety.

     (c) Once a manager certified in food safety terminates employment, establishments shall

have sixty (60) days to employ a new manager certified in food safety, or have an individual

enrolled in a division approved food manager certification program in food safety.

      (d) Notwithstanding subsection (a) above, assisted living residences, licensed by the

director of health pursuant to chapter 23-17.4 of the general laws, which have a licensed capacity

of twenty-five (25) or fewer residents and which employ five (5) or fewer full-time equivalent

employees involved in preparation and serving of food, shall only have fifteen (15) days to

employ a new manager certified in food safety.

     However said time period may be extended by the division.

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect six (6) months after passage.     

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