DAR File No. 41254

This notice was published in the February 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 4) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Health, Family Health and Preparedness, WIC Services

Rule R406-100

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 41254
Filed: 01/30/2017 03:32:01 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Section 26-1-15 authorizes the Executive Director of the Department of Health to accept federal funding to operate the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program in Utah. 7 CFR Part 246 is the set of federal regulations under which the Utah WIC program operates, and these regulations require that Utah implement state-specific policies to operate the program.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

Comments were requested from the Utah Association of WIC Administrators (UAWA), the WIC Advisory Council, and the health officers of the local health departments regarding the five-year review of this rule. Only one comment was received stating that no changes were needed. No comments opposing this rule were received.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule is needed to regulate the administration of the WIC program within the local health departments. This rule is also needed to outline how "high risk" status is determined for grocery retailers contracted to accept WIC checks. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Family Health and Preparedness, WIC Services

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Rick Wardle at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2991, by FAX at 801-272-3184, or by Internet E-mail at rwardle@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Joseph Miner, Executive Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2017/b20170215.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Rick Wardle at the above address, by phone at 801-273-2991, by FAX at 801-272-3184, or by Internet E-mail at rwardle@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.