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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 3. AID AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE [11000 - 15771]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 10. Supplemental Food Program [15500 - 15520]

  ( Chapter 10 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1195. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [15500 - 15504]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1195. )

15500.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires the definitions set forth in this article govern the construction of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1195.)

15501.
  

“Supplemental food” means commodities specifically made available by the United States Department of Agriculture for persons in low-income groups vulnerable to malnutrition.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1195.)

15502.
  

“Groups vulnerable to malnutrition” means women during and for 12 months after pregnancy, infants through 12 months, and preschool children 1 year through 5 years.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1195.)

15503.
  

Persons from low-income groups include the following:

(a) Persons receiving medical assistance under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 14000) of this part.

(b) Persons qualified to receive free health care or health care that is substantially free provided by the Office of Economic Opportunity’s Neighborhood Health Center Program or state, county, or local public health services.

(c) Persons eligible for treatment, correction of defects, or aftercare in the children and youth projects of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

(d) Indians receiving free medical and health care from the Division of Indian Health, United States Public Health Service.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1195.)

15504.
  

Public social services as defined in Section 10051 also includes the supplemental food program provided in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1195.)

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