735 KAR 2:030. Interpreter qualifications.


      RELATES TO: KRS 12.290, 163.510(4)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 12.290, 163.510(4)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 163.510(4) requires the commission to oversee the provision of interpreter services to the deaf and hard of hearing. This administrative regulation establishes qualifications for the interpreters utilized by the Interpreter Referral Services Program.


      Section 1. (1) A staff or free-lance sign language and oral interpreter shall be certified by the:

      (a) National Association of the Deaf (NAD);

      (b) National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).

      (2) A cued speech transliterator shall be certified by the National Training Evaluation and Certification Unit (TECUnit). (25 Ky.R. 954; Am. 1359; eff. 12-3-98.)