2007-2008 Revisions to MOM

MN WIC Operations Manual


November 2008 MOM Changes

Chapter 1 - Administration

Exhibit 1-A: WIC Program Organizational Chart (PDF: 25.43KB/2 pages)

Exhibit 1-K: Your Rights and Responsibilities - This exhibit was revised to reflect changes in income eligibility determination related to presumptive eligibility.

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Chapter 5 - Certification

Section 5.2 Certification Procedures (PDF: 126.78KB/19 pages) - Sections of this policy have been revised to reflect changes related to presumptive eligibility.

small bullet  5.2.2 Residency - The change clarifies that staff may not use personal recognition to document applicant residency at the initial certification.

small bullet  5.2.3 Identity - The change clarifies that staff may not use personal recognition to document applicant identity at the initial certification.

small bullet  5.2.4 Income - This section was revised to explain the changes in adjunctive eligibility. Families with income between 185 and 275 percent of poverty, if not currently eligible for another adjunctive program, must now apply and be eligible for a Minnesota Health Program to maintain WIC eligibility.

Section 5.3 Nutrition Risk Assessment (PDF: 116.91KB/16 pages) - Sections of this policy have been revised to reflect the principles and processes embodied in VENA, and the corresponding changes in our assessment tools.

small bullet  5.3.1.1 Use of Referral Weight and Height/Length Data - This section was moved to follow the section on anthropometry, to which it relates.

small bullet  5.3.3 Health History - This section was revised to be more clear, and to add the requirement that WIC CPAs use state-provided health history forms. This section replaces "Health Assessment".

small bullet  5.3.4 Diet Assessment - Procedures were revised to be more clear and specific, and to specify that local agencies must use the state-provided Nutrition Questionnaire for conducting diet assessments.

small bullet  5.3.5 Nutrition Risk Code and Priority Assignment - Revised. This section now addresses both risk code and priority assignment.

small bullet  5.3.6 Priority Assignment - ***DELETED*** Information was integrated into Section 5.3.5

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Chapter 6 - Nutrition Education

Section 6.12 Breastfeeding Peer Support (PDF: 54.05KB/5 pages) - The policy requires that peer programs "employ" an IBCLC to oversee peer services. The revision provides peer programs some flexibility in meeting this requirement. (The change is under Peer Support Manager(s) on page one.)

PSS MN WIC Breast Pump Order Guide 2008/2009 (PDF: 24.29KB/1 page) - Updated.

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April 2008 MOM Changes

Chapter 1: Administration

  • Section 1.14 Record Retention (PDF: 25.43KB/2 pages) - Policy changed to synchronize with the retention requirement in the WIC master agreement (extended from 3 1/2 years to 6 years from the date of the document)

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Chapter 2: Financial Management

  • Section 2.1 Program Costs (PDF: 27.09KB/2 pages) - Revised to reflect earlier USDA close out date (changed from January 20 to December 20), and to establish an approval period for submissions thirty days in advance.

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Chapter 3: Caseload Management

  • Section 3.2 Timeframes for Scheduling Certification Appointments (PDF: 24.70KB/2 pages) - Revised to clarify that appointments must be offered within 10 days to high priority applicants requesting WIC services in person at WIC clinic; all others must be offered an appointment within 20 days. Follow-up to 2005 federal ME.

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Chapter 4: Local Agency Staffing

small bullet  Exhibit 4-F: Topics for WIC Staff Breastfeeding Orientation (PDF: 30.02KB/2 pages) - Updated resources.

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Chapter 5: Certification Procedures

  • Exhibit 5-P: Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, Minnesota ***DELETED*** - replaced by web link in Section 5.3. ***No change in policy***

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Chapter 6: Nutrition Education

small bullet  Exhibit 6-M: Sample Peer Documentation Form (WORD: 67.5KB/6 pages) - Corrected formatting. ***No change in policy.***

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Chapter 7: Food Prescription

  • Section 7.2 Allowed WIC Foods (PDF: 14.93KB/1 page) - Removed reference in the text to Exhibit 7-A, which had been deleted from MOM in a previous update. ***No change in policy.***
  • Section 7.4.6 Sample Contract Formula in Section 7.4 (PDF: 131.60KB/18 pages) ***DELETED*** - see above.
  • Section 7.4.6 Use of Formula Returned by Participants in Section 7.4 (PDF: 131.60KB/18 pages) - New policy.
  • Exhibit 7-L: Non-Contract Formula Prescription - This form has been revised to reflect new formula contract
  • Exhibit 7-L: Non-Contract Formula Prescription - This form has been revised to reflect new formula contract.
  • Exhibit 7-Q: Sample Formula Inventory Form ***DELETED*** - no longer needed.
  • Exhibit 7-Q: Tracking Log for Returned Formula - This form was developed to track returned formula and is referenced in new policy in Section 7.4.6 in Section 7.4 (PDF: 131.60KB/18 pages). It replaces the "old" exhibit.
  • Exhibit 7-Q: Tracking Log for Returned Formula - This form was developed to track returned formula and is referenced in new policy in Section 7.4.6 in Section 7.4 (PDF:131.60KB/18 pages). It replaces the "old" exhibit.

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Chapter 8: Vouchers

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Chapter 9: Information System Operations

  • Exhibit 9-C: Automation Equipment Request - Automated Form.

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