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

12VAC5-195-410. Change of ownership.

A. Authorized retailers shall provide the state agency with advance written notice at least 15 calendar days prior to any change of ownership as outlined in 7 CFR 246.12.

B. A change of ownership occurs when the principal owner, owners, or corporate officers of the business or corporation are legally or permanently changed.

C. A retailer's authorization shall be terminated by the state agency upon a change of ownership. The rights and obligations established under a signed retailer's agreement with the WIC Program may not be transferred or reassigned by the retailer or corporate owner to any other third party.

D. The new owner or retailer manager of the business or corporation shall apply for WIC Program authorization and submit a new application for evaluation based on the most current retailer selection and authorization criteria.

E. The state agency shall terminate the authorization status of any retailer that has undergone a change of ownership and failed to notify the state agency in accordance with the requirements outlined in the signed retailer agreement.

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; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 22, eff. July 6, 2009; Volume 29, Issue 12, eff. March 13, 2013; Volume 35, Issue 22, eff. July 24, 2019.

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