201 KAR 33:060. Supervision requirements.


      RELATES TO: KRS 310.070(2)(f)


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 310.070(2)(f) establishes that persons employed in a hospital or nursing home may perform dietary services under the supervision of a licensed dietitian or certified nutritionist. This administrative regulation establishes the specific requirements to be met by supervisors of those persons.


      Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Dietary services" means the data collection, observation, and implementation of nutrition care protocols as established by the supervisor.

      (2) "Supervisee" means a person performing dietary services pursuant to KRS 310.070(2)(f).

      (3) "Supervision" means the process of utilizing a partnership between a supervisor and a supervisee aimed at overseeing and insuring the overall quality of care for the client or patient.

      (4) "Supervisor" means a licensed dietitian or certified nutritionist who is supervising a person performing dietary services pursuant to KRS 310.070(2)(f).


      Section 2. (1) A supervisor shall be responsible for the actions of the supervisee.

      (2) A supervisor shall maintain individual records for each supervisee which shall include the following information:

      (a) Name of supervisee;

      (b) Name and license number of the supervisor;

      (c) The name of the hospital or nursing home where the dietary services are performed; and

      (d) A statement that the supervisor shall provide adequate direct supervision to the supervisee to insure the provision of quality dietary services by the supervisee. (27 Ky.R. 3393; Am. 28 Ky.R. 1360; eff. 12-19-2001.)