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Carefully vetting a hospital or long-term care facility is essential to providing a safe environment for yourself or your loved one. If the facility accepts government funding, it may be required under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide gluten-free meals for those diagnosed with celiac disease.

It is advised to make an appointment with nutrition services/dietitian and pharmacy department of the facility prior to admission to determine the facility’s ability to properly accommodate the gluten-free diet, and determine who is responsible for approving gluten-free foods.