(1) This chapter of ARM Title 37 establishes a state WIC Program which is essentially the equivalent of the federal WIC Program.

(2) Where the department has adopted a federal regulation by reference, the following applies:

(a) References in the federal regulations to "Administrator" or "Regional Administrator," or the like, should be read to mean "department."

(b) Where the department incorporates by reference a subpart of a federal regulation, both the subpart and its constituent sections and subsections are also incorporated by reference.

(3) The department adopts and incorporates by reference the following:

(a) the poverty income guidelines as published under the "Annual Update on the HHS Poverty Guidelines" 78 Federal Register 16, pp 5182-5183, January 24, 2013;

(b) section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. 1771, et seq., as amended and reauthorized in 2010; and

(c) the "2014 State Plan for Montana's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)" which is a comprehensive summary of applicable federal regulations, procedures, and forms used by the department.

(4) All material which is incorporated by reference may be obtained from the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), P.O. Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620-2951. Interested persons seeking a copy of the CFR may address their requests directly to: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

History: 50-1-202, MCA; IMP, 50-1-202, MCA; NEW, 1988 MAR p. 1528, Eff. 7/15/88; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 227, Eff. 1/26/90; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 982; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 1852, Eff. 10/18/13