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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 195. Virginia WIC Program

12VAC5-195-100. Proxy.

A. A participant, parent or legal guardian may have the privilege, but not the right, to designate a maximum of two proxies. A proxy may accept and redeem food instruments. The proxy must attend nutrition education to obtain food instruments. The participant and proxy are not required to be present together when the participant designates the proxy. The parent is encouraged to be the primary recipient of all WIC instruments.

B. Local agency personnel shall only discuss the option of designating a proxy if the participant, parent or legal guardian indicates one of the following situations:

1. The participant, parent or legal guardian expresses difficulty with attending the local agency for nutrition education WIC instruments;

2. The local agency determines difficulty with the participant, parent or legal guardian attending the local agency through objective methods such as the no show reports, missed appointments, or frequently rescheduled appointments; or

3. The local agency determines difficulty with the participant, parent or legal guardian attending the local agency during established alternative hours.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-12 of the Code of Virginia; 7 CFR Part 246.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 19, eff. May 26, 2008.

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