|SB 0394||New system to issue check-vouchers to WIC program recipients|
|Last Action:||02/20/95 - Referred S Aging, Families & Mental Health Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1995|
SB 394 - This act would allow the Department of Health, with the guidance of an Advisory Commission created by this act, to develop rules and regulations to implement a check-voucher system for the special supplemental food program for women, infants and children (WIC). The check-vouchers will be redeemable at WIC approved food retailers and shall contain WIC transaction approval, time-period for use, and product approval by unit and volume.
The Advisory Commission shall consist of four grocery
wholesalers and four grocery retailers, or their respective
representatives. The Advisory Commission will advise the
Department of Health on product selection, procedures for
acceptance of products, development and implementation of the
system which uses check vouchers, fraud prevention and rules and
regulations regarding the WIC program.