The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify that women who breastfeed infants that they did not give birth to ("nonbirth mothers"), may be certified to participate in the WIC program as breastfeeding women at state option.
WIC Allowable Costs and Additional Issues with a Dietetic Supervised Practice Program or Other Out-of-Service Training Program
The attached policy memorandum clarifies the requirements WIC agencies must meet to spend federal WIC grant funds on a dietetic supervised practice program or other out-of-service training program for WIC staff and eligible in-kind staff. WIC agencies that incurred WIC-allowable training costs.
As a follow-up to our December 1994 advisory memo to the regions which stated that this issue would be addressed in more detail in the future, this memo changes the existing FSMC reporting requirements policy to allow exception reporting by all state agencies.
PL 103-448 requires coordination between the WIC program and state Medicaid programs that use coordinated or managed care providers under contract or under waiver authority as permitted under the Social Security Act.
This memorandum provides policy clarification about WIC allowable costs for activities related to immunization promotion in the WIC program.
In compliance with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Department will not approve future IFBs or contracts that include provisions that erroneously restrict competition for WIC infant formula rebates.
This is to inform you of changes that will be made to the FMNP interim regulations. Because some aspects of this year's FMNP season have already begun, and the process of issuing regulations is long and complex, we wanted to offer state agencies the opportunity to implement the following provisions prior to publication of the final FMNP regulation.
This policy memorandum is simply a clarification of general WIC program confidentiality principals delineated in the Program Regulations and FCS Instruction 800-1 with special emphasis on provisions which affect immunization promotion activities.
WIC Applicability of the Departmental Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment Regulations to WIC Program Vendors
We have concluded that neither the authorization of vendors to accept WIC food instruments, nor the exchange of a WIC food instrument between a certified WIC participant and an approved WIC vendor represents a "covered transaction." Therefore, WIC vendors are not subject to the certification requirement.
Applicability of the Department Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment Regulations to Farmers in the WIC FMNP
We have concluded that neither the authorization of farmers or farmers' markets nor the exchange of a FMNP coupon between a certified FMNP recipient and an approved farmer or farmers' markets in the FMNP represents "covered transactions." Therefore, farmers or farmers' markets in the FMNP are not subject to the certification requirements.