Notice of Intended Action

Special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC) online ordering project, 73.26

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to WIC online ordering project

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Public Health Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 73, "Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 135.11.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 20 U.S.C. Section 1786 and Iowa Code section 135.11.

Purpose and Summary

This proposed amendment will ensure that Iowa can move forward with the federal WIC Online Ordering Pilot Project by allowing a WIC participant, vendor, or contract agency to participate in the project.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to the Department's waiver provisions contained in 641—Chapter 178.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on June 7, 2022. Comments should be directed to:

Jill Lange

Department of Public Health

Lucas State Office Building

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319


Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making action is proposed:

Adopt the following new rule 641—73.26(135):

641—73.26(135) WIC online ordering project. Notwithstanding any conflicting provision of law to the contrary, a participant, vendor, or contract agency may participate in the WIC online ordering project, provided that such participation conforms to the terms and conditions of the Iowa WIC Policy and Procedure Manual as modified to incorporate the WIC online ordering project.

Public Health Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 6/7/2022.

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