TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER X: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER i: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
PART 672 WIC VENDOR MANAGEMENT CODE
SECTION 672.400 AUTHORIZATION


 

Section 672.400  Authorization

 

a)         Authorization.  Upon successful completion of the process for Application or re-authorization, each Applicant or WIC Vendor who meets the criteria set forth in this Part shall be notified that they are approved for Authorization pending completion of a WIC Vendor Contract.

 

b)         Probationary Authorization.

 

1)         The Department may issue probationary WIC authorization to a Vendor for a period of time not longer than ninety (90) days from the date the probationary authorization is approved.  This probationary authorization may be issued by the Department only if there are extenuating and unusual circumstances whereby the loss or lack of an authorized WIC Vendor in a certain area would cause an unnecessary hardship on WIC participants.

 

2)         The notice of a ninety (90) day probationary authorization shall state the reasons for the issuance of this interim contract and authorization.  All requirements for full WIC authorization must be completed during this probationary period.  All Sections of the WIC Act and Code will be in force during this probationary authorization period.

 

3)         Extenuating and unusual circumstances shall include but not be limited to:

 

A)        natural disasters; and

 

B)        change in ownership involving 10 or more stores formed under the same corporate entity.  In this situation, the new owner must notify the Department as soon as possible or no later than two (2) weeks prior to the date of change of ownership.  This notification must be made by certified mail stating the names and locations of store sites.

 

(Source:  Amended by peremptory rulemaking at 30 Ill. Reg. 14602, effective September 1, 2006)