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WIC Program Manual Index

Changes to the California WIC Program

On September 29, 2012 the Governor's Office signed Assembly Bill 2322 into law affecting the California Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program which took effect immediately.

For more information, please read Regulatory Alert 2012-01.

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Contains State policies governing the WIC Program in California and is designed to assist Local Agency staff in carrying out day-to-day operations and activities.

CONTENTS AND INTRODUCTION

100 ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PRACTICES 

200 NUTRITION ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION

300 FOOD DELIVERY SYSTEM

400 NUTRITION EDUCATION

500 PARTICIPANT RIGHTS

600 BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION AND SUPPORT

700 REFERRALS, HEALTH LINKAGES AND INTEGRATION, AND OUTREACH

800 FARMER'S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

900-1000 APPENDIX 

RESOURCES 

ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PRACTICES 

100: PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION PLANNING REQUIREMENTS

  • 110: PROGRAM COMPLIANCE MONITORING

  • 120: PROGRAM COMPLIANCE MONITORING                              

  •  130: LOCAL AGENCY STAFF REQUIREMENTS                     

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    140: PROGRAM INTEGRITY                     

  • 140-10 WIC Services for Employees and Relatives (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 140-20 Employee Security Affidavit and User Identification (Logon ID) (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 150: PROGRAM INTEGRITY                      

  • 150-10 Conflict of Interest: Local Agencies and Vendors (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 160: LOCAL AGENCY REQUIREMENTS                     

  • 160-10 "No Smoking" Policy (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 160-20 Safe Environment (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 170: LOCAL AGENCY REQUIREMENTS                   

  • 170-10 Emergency and Disaster Planning, and Coordination Requirements (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 170-20 Redeeming Food Instruments during a Disaster (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 190: LOCAL AGENCY STAFFING REQUIREMENTS                   

  • 190-00 Staff Training (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 190-10 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Training (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 190-20 Civil Rights Training (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 190-30 National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) Training "Opens a new browser window"
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    200-210: ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS         

  • 200-01 Overview - Eligibility Requirements (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 200-02 Commodities Supplemental Food Program (PDF)"Opens a new browser window" 
  • 210-01 General Income Eligibility Guidelines and Procedures (PDF) "Opens a new browser window"
  • 210-02 Adjunctive Eligibility Guidelines (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 210-03 Determination of Income Eligibility (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 210-04 Income Exclusions (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 210-05 Income Tables (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 210-06 Proof of Address (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"  
  • 210-07 Presence Requirement (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 210-08 Categories (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 210-09 Overview - Nutrition Assessment Requirement for All Categories (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • 210-10 Determining Anthropometric Nutrition Need for All Categories (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 210-11 Determining Biochemical Nutrition Need for All Categories (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • 210-12 Determining Clinical Nutrition Need for All Categories (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • 210-13 Determining Dietary Nutrition Need for All Categories (PDF)Opens a new browser window
  • 210-14 Non-Specific Nutrition Codes (PDF)Opens a new browser window 
  • 230: FACTORS AFFECTING ELIGIBILITY                     

  • 230-10 Priority Ranking System (PDF)"Opens a new browser window" 
  • 230-20 Waiting Lists (PDF)"Opens a new browser window" 
  • 240: CERTIFICATION PERIODS 

  • 250: TRANSFERS 

  • 250-10 Verification of Certification Cards and Documents - General (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 250-20 Verification of Certification Cards and Documents - Migrant Farmworkers (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 260: CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: SERVICES / INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE LOCAL AGENCY AT TIME OF CERTIFICATION 

  • 260-40 WIC Participants Rights and Responsibilities (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 270: SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME AND SUBSEQUENT CERTIFICATION 

  • 270-10 Timeframes for Processing (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 270-20 Proof of Identity (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 270-30 Issuance of WIC Identification Folder (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 270-30.1 Replacement of WIC Identification Folder (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 270-40 Program Orientation (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 280: INELIGIBILITY / DISQUALIFICATION

  • 280-10 Criteria for Determination of Ineligibility (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 280-20 Criteria for Disqualification (PDF)"Opens a new browser window" 
  • 280-20.1 Prosecution and Recovery of Funds (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 280-20.2 Report of Dual Participation / Participant Abuse (PDF)"Opens a new browser window" 
  • 280-30 Notices of Action (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"

  • 290: DESIGNATED RECIPIENTS OF FOOD INSTRUMENTS 

  • FOOD DELIVERY SYSTEM         

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       320:  OVERVIEW / CHECKSTOCK RECEIPT AND DISTRIBUTION

  • 320-10  Food Delivery System (PDF)"Opens a new browser window" 
  • 320-20  Authorized Foods (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 320-30  Food Prescriptions (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 320-40  Food Package Tailoring (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 320-50 Participant Education for Food Instrument Use (PDF)"Opens a new browser window" 
  • 330: FOOD INSTRUMENT RECEIPT AND DISTRIBUTION

  • 330-10  Single / Double / Triple Food Instrument Issuance (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 340: CHECKSTOCK RECEIPT AND DISTRIBUTION 

  •  340-10  Verification of Checkstock Shipment (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 350: CHECKSTOCK / FOOD INSTRUMENTS  

  • 350-10  Food Instrument Security and Integrity of the Distribution Process (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"  
  • 350-20  Lost / Stolen Checkstock from Local Agencies (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 360:  FOOD INSTRUMENT RECEIPT AND DISTRIBUTION 

  • 370:  FOOD INSTRUMENT RECEIPT AND DISTRIBUTION

  • 370-20  Food Instrument Replacements (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 380:  FOOD INSTRUMENT RECEIPT AND DISTRIBUTION

  • 390:  DISTRIBUTION OF THERAPEUTIC FORMULA AND MEDICAL FOODS

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    NUTRITION EDUCATION         

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    400: NUTRITION EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS         

  • 400-00 Standards of Education (PDF) 
  • 400-01 Element 1 - Nutrition Assessment (PDF) 
  • 400-02 Element 2 - Nutrition Messages (PDF) 
  • 400-03 Element 3 - Counseling Methods and Teaching Strategies (PDF) 
  • 400-04 Element 4 - Select Delivery Medium (PDF) 
  • 400-05 Element 5 - Reinforcement of Nutrition Education (PDF) 
  • 400-06 Element 6 - Follow-Up and Support (PDF) 
  • 400-07 Documentation of Nutrition Education Contacts (NEC) (PDF) 
  • 400-08 Frequency of Nutrition Education (PDF) 
  • 400-09 Nutrition Education Coordinator (PDF) 
  • 400-10 Lesson Plans and Materials (PDF)  
  • PARTICIPANT RIGHTS         

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    510: TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS         

  • 520: FAIR HEARINGS  

  • 530: PROGRAM ACCESSIBILITY

  • BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION AND SUPPORT         

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    600: BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION AND SUPPORT         

  • 600-00 Overview (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 600-10 Supporting Fully Breastfeeding for the First 30 Days (PDF) 
  • 600-20 Local Agency Breastfeeding Promotion Policy (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 600-30 Agency Enviroment and Employee Support (PDF) "Opens a new browser window"
  • 620: LACTATION SUPPORT EQUIPMENT 

  • 620-10 Breast Pumps: Overview (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 620-20 Multi-User Electric Breast Pumps: Loaning and Inventory (PDF) "Opens a new browser window"
  • 620-30 Manual or Single-User Electric Breast Pump Policy: Issuance and Inventory (PDF)"Opens a new browser window"
  • 620-40 Use of Nipple Shields (PDF) "Opens a new browser window"
  • 630: PEER COUNSELING

  • 630-10 Overview (PDF)"Opens a new browser window" 
  • 630-11 Peer Counseling Supervisor / IBCLC: Requirements and Responsibilities (PDF) "Opens a new browser window"
  • 630-12 Peer Counselors: Requirements and Responsibilities (PDF) "Opens a new browser window" 
  • 630-13 Contacts (PDF) "Opens a new browser window"
  • 630-14 Training Requirements (PDF) "Opens a new browser window"
  • 630-15 Continuous Quality Improvement (CGI) (PDF) "Opens a new browser window"
  • 630-16 Fiscal Requirements (PDF) "Opens a new browser window"
  • REFERRALS, HEALTH LINKAGES AND INTEGRATION, AND OUTREACH      

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    700: REQUIREMENTS

  • 700-01 Overview (PDF)  
  • 700-02 Referral Requirements at Certification (PDF)
  • 700-03 Alcohol and Drug Abuse (PDF)
  • 700-04 Immunization (PDF)
  • 700-05 Blood Lead Screening and Referral (PDF)
  • 700-06 Guidelines for Implementing the NVRA (PDF)
  • 700-07 Coordination with Local Health Programs and Services (PDF)
  • 700-08 Community Notification of Program Benefits (PDF)
  • 700-09 Public Service Announcement (PDF)  
  • FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM         

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    800: FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 800-00 Program Overview and Administrative Requirements (PDF)
  • 800-10 FMNP Recipient Eligibility (PDF)
  • 800-20 Educating Participants on Using FMNP Checks (PDF)
  • 800-30 Participant Nutrition Education and Documentation (PDF) 
  • 800-41 FMNP Check Security and Integrity (PDF) 
  • 800-42 Verification of Check Shipment (PDF) 
  • 800-43 Issuance of FMNP Checks (PDF) 
  • 800-44 Issuance of FMNP Checks On-Site at Farmers’ Market (PDF) 
  • 800-50 FMNP Program Complaints (PDF) 
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    950: FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM

  • 960: NUTRITION RISKS

  • 970: PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS

  • 980: ADMINISTRATIVE FORMS AND SUPPLIES

  • 990: REFERRALS, HEALTH LINKAGES AND INTEGRATION, AND OUTREACH

  • 1000: MISCELLANEOUS APPENDICES - JOB AIDS

  • 1000-90 Minimum Criteria for Weighing Equipment (PDF)  (Previously Appendix E)           
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