TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER X: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER i: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
PART 672 WIC VENDOR MANAGEMENT CODE
SECTION 672.300 INITIAL WIC RETAIL TRAINING BY THE DEPARTMENT


 

Section 672.300  Initial WIC Retail Training by the Department

 

a)         Upon official written notification by the Department, an initial WIC retail training course shall be provided to Applicants who have met the criteria in Subpart B of this Part.  All Applicant Sites shall send a representative to the training course except as provided for in subsection (e) of this Section or in Section 672.305.

 

b)         The initial WIC retail training course shall include, but shall not be limited to the following:  the purpose of the WIC Program; certification of WIC Participants; responsibilities of the WIC Retail Vendor; minimum quantities, sizes and types of authorized WIC Foods; Food Instrument processing and transactions; USDA WIC Regulations, the Act and the provisions of this Part; monitoring and compliance visits; WIC fraud and abuse provisions; potential sanctions to Vendors; collection of overcharges; the Vendor's responsibility for maintenance of purchasing records; procedures for WIC Participant, Vendor or public complaints; the WIC Vendor Contract; and completion of the Retail Vendor Price Survey.

 

c)         All Applicants or their representatives at the initial retail training course shall sign a roster indicating their attendance.

 

d)         At the end of the initial retail training course, each Applicant or the Applicant's representative shall sign a certification of understanding of the WIC Program.

 

e)         In order for attendance of the initial retail training course to be waived, the Applicant shall request in writing a waiver from the Department. This request shall contain the name and position of the store representative who attended an Annual or Initial Training course within the previous twelve (12) months from the date of the application, and the date of attendance.  The Applicant shall affirm that the store representative named in the waiver request is employed by the Applicant.  The store representative shall sign a certification of understanding of the WIC Program for the Applicant.

 

(Source:  Amended at 18 Ill. Reg. 2450, effective February 1, 1994)