2014 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 5 - Offenses Against The Administration Of Government
Chapter 55 - Fraud against the government
Subchapter 2 - Illegal Food Coupons
§ 5-55-205 - Abuse of Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children.

AR Code § 5-55-205 (2014) What's This?

(a) (1) A federal Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children participant who intentionally makes a false or misleading statement or intentionally conceals or withholds a fact to obtain a benefit, sells supplemental food or a voucher to, or exchanges supplemental food or a voucher with another individual or entity, receives from a food vendor cash or credit toward the purchase of an unauthorized item or other item of value in lieu of an authorized food, or physically abuses clinic or vendor staff may be disqualified from participation in the federal Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children for a specified period of time.

(2) The Division of Health of the Department of Health and Human Services shall establish sanctions for participant abuse.

(b) (1) A vendor who provides cash, an unauthorized food, or other item in lieu of an authorized supplemental food or who charges the state or local agency more for a supplemental food than another customer is charged for the same food item is disqualified from participation in the federal Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children for a specified period of time.

(2) The dividion shall establish sanctions for vendor abuse.

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