Provides for temporary approval of applications to operate a WIC program, if the applicant currently operates another approved such program.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2567 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 22, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to temporary approval of certain programs operated pursuant to the federal special supple- mental nutrition program for women, infants and children THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2507 to read as follows: S 2507. FEDERAL SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN. ANY ELIGIBLE INSTITUTION APPLYING TO BE AUTHOR- IZED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FEDERAL SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN AT A PARTICULAR SITE, WHICH HAS RECEIVED APPROVAL TO PARTICIPATE AT ANOTHER SITE AND HAS NOT BEEN DEFI- CIENT IN ITS PARTICIPATION AS SPECIFIED IN FEDERAL LAW, RULE OR REGU- LATION, SHALL BE ISSUED TEMPORARY APPROVAL TO BE AUTHORIZED TO PARTIC- IPATE IN THE FEDERAL SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN AT THE SITE FOR WHICH THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE COMMISSIONER. THE COMMISSIONER OR THE COMMISSIONER'S AGENT SHALL ISSUE THE APPLICANT A TEMPORARY APPROVAL TO PARTICIPATE AT A PARTICULAR SITE, PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION. EACH TEMPORARY APPROVAL SHALL BE VALID UNTIL THE COMMISSIONER EITHER APPROVES OR DISAPPROVES THE PROPOSED APPLICATION OF THE APPLICANT. THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY WHERE IT WOULD BE CONTRARY TO FEDERAL REGULATIONS OR WOULD JEOPARDIZE FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07299-01-3