37.41.208 SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM (SFMNP): MONITORING OF FARMERS
(1) The department will conduct monitoring reviews of the operations of randomly selected authorized farmers at the designated summer farmers' market locations. The annual monitoring review is conducted to determine:
(a) whether the farmer demonstrates ability to meet Montana SFMNP requirements, as evidenced by the on-site observations, interviews, and third party information during the current agreement; and
(b) whether patterns of participant use demonstrate compliance with the SFMNP.
(2) The on-site monitoring and reviews will include no less than one-tenth of the total currently authorized farmers to include farmers that are considered high-risk in accordance with 7 CFR 249.10. High risk is defined as:
(a) newly authorized farmers;
(b) farmers about whom the department has received participant or local agency complaints; and
(c) farmers who receive a proportionately high volume of coupons as compared to other farmers at the same summer market location.
(3) On-site or follow-up contact by means other than (2)(a) through (c) may
occur when warranted by incomplete information or complaint.
(4) The department may conduct unannounced on-site monitoring visits.
History: 52-1-103, 52-3-504, MCA; IMP, 52-3-102, 52-3-505, MCA; NEW, 2017 MAR p. 606, Eff. 5/13/17.