Michigan Department of Civil Rights opens Public Comment for Sign Language Interpreter Rules
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing have announced that the public comment period for the proposed administrative rules: Qualified Interpreter – General Rules is open until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014.
These rules govern procedures for application, testing, revocation, suspension or limitation of certification, continuing education, renewals, and grievances, minimum credential requirements and levels, and minimum standards of practice for sign language interpreters. The proposed rules are published in written and ASL formats on the MDCR and DODHH websites at: http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr or http://www.michigan.gov/dodhh
A public hearing will be held on the proposed rules on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Michigan School for the Deaf, 1235 W. Court St in Flint. Signed, oral, written or ASL video comments may be presented in person at the hearing. Written comments may be submitted in writing by mail, email, or facsimile. Signed videos may be submitted by email as attachments.
Written or video comments should be submitted to:
201 N. Washington Sq.
Lansing, MI 48913