2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Report on WIC System Procurement (language only)

Item 295 #1h

Item 295 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 311, after line 32, insert:
"G.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commissioner of the Department of Health, in cooperation of the Director of the Division of Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Community Nutrition Services, shall provide a written report annually and not later than December 15 of each year to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on (i) the progress of the multi-state procurement of a multi-state computerized database "WIC System" known formally as the Crossroads Design, Development and Implementation WIC System; (ii) the division's efforts to ensure that in designing and successfully procuring the WIC System that adequate participant access can be achieved without the current use of slotting or other similar vendor-limiting criteria and the system allows peer groups to be changed to reflect marketplace dynamics and ensure a more equitable vendor comparison; and (iii) the division's efforts to coordinate these changes in collaboration with the division's existing Retail Advisory Groups and other stakeholders."

(This amendment requires the Commissioner of Health to report annually on the progress of the development and procurement of a multi-state computerized data system for the Women, Infants, and Children program.)