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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1588


Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program); Minimum Technology Standards

[47 Pa.B. 6012]
[Saturday, September 23, 2017]

 Under 28 Pa. Code § 1103.4(15) (relating to selection criteria for authorization and reauthorization), the WIC Program hereby publishes notice of minimum technology standards. A store applying to become a WIC authorized store must have all of the following to be considered for authorization:

Minimum Technology Standards

 Have an existing active hard wire telephone line on the store's premises.

 An active e-mail account for the store owner or manager.

 Upon authorization a store must maintain an active WIC Vendor Assistant (VA) account.

 Internet connection on store premises (one of the following):

  • Dial-up through an Internet provider

  • Broadband DSL

  • Broadband cable

 A personal computer on store premises:

  • Internet browser capable of accessing the WIC VA web site

  • Adobe Reader software

  • If using CheckScan, the following minimum software and hardware is required. Note: These are Windows XP minimum requirements. Newer operating systems may require additional hardware.

  o Personal computer with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed

  o Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 operating system

  o Microsoft.Net Framework 2.0 or higher (software)

  o 256 mb RAM

  o 1.5 gigabytes of available hard drive space

  o An available USB port (version 1.1 or 2.0)

 Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape, Braille) should contact Perce Morgan, Department of Health, Bureau of WIC, 625 Forster Street, 7 West Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 783-1289, or for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, call the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD users) or (800) 654-5988 (voice users).

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1588. Filed for public inspection September 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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