January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Law, Criminal Justice
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Information Sharing May 29, 2014


• Representing Idaho RID: • June Flannery • Holly Thomas-Mowery

• Representing Idaho CDHH • Steven Snow • Steven Stubbs (Chair)

• Representing Idaho Association of the Deaf • Alan Wilding

• At-large • LaVona Andrew- representing RID (non-voting) • Elizabeth Morgan- representing ISU ITP 2

• To protect Deaf children and to provide them with access to the curriculum • Ensure grievance mechanism to receive and facilitate resolution of affected parties • Heighten professionalism among interpreters


• Simple quality control measure to ensure that Deaf and non-Deaf (hearing) consumers are receiving appropriate interpreting services • Reduce general threats to the health and safety of Deaf people statewide • Minimize the liability of hiring entities in providing services to Deaf consumer • Ensure equal access to education, the criminal justice system, and health care for Deaf children and adults


• April-June 2014- Collecting input/feedback from community/stakeholders • June-July 2014: Refining the bill • August-December 2014: Seek sponsors from Senate and House; seek supports from organizations, local and state entities • January-March 2015: Presentation and ratification of Sign Language Interpreter Act by the state legislature 5

• July 2015: Appointment of new board of directors by the Governor • July-December 2015: Draft Procedures and Regulations for Sign Language Interpreter License • January 2016: Present and ratify Procedures and Regulations by a germane committee of Idaho state Legislature • July 1 2016: Enact Sign Language Interpreter Act


• Legislation is basically an act of law passed by the state legislature to become a law. A regulation is a set of rules detailing how the law will be implemented. • Regulations are imposed by the regulatory body.


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Creation of the Board Administration of the Board Applying for License Expired License Provisional License Suspension of License Exemptions Endorsement Grievance Process Fines/Penalties Legal and Criminal Disclosures 8

• 5 person Board of Directors appointed by the Governor • 3 licensed interpreters • 2 deaf citizens with knowledge of interpreting

• 4 year term (Cannot serve more than two terms consecutively)


• Idaho Bureau of Occupational License (BOL) will manage the operation of the board and license process


• Two types of licenses • General • PreK-12

• Issuing license • • • •

Application Proof of credentials (national and certain states certifications required to qualify) Sworn statement on code of ethics Payment

• Renewal of license • • • •

Annually Proof of credentials Documentation of one CEU Payment 11

• Licensee has 60 days after expiration to renew • Licenses expired more than 60 days are automatically terminated


• Issuing provisional license (a period of 12 months) • Application (including relevant training & experience) • Sworn statement on code of ethics • Payment

• May be extended for an additional 12 months (24 months maximum) • To apply for an extension, must include documentation of one CEU and a plan of how the minimum standard necessary to obtain interpreting license will be achieved 13

• Using a false, fraudulent, or forged statement • Use of alcohol or drugs that interfere the job • Violating the Code of Professional Conduct (or applicable corresponding code of ethics) • Engaging in dishonorable, unprofessional conduct • Incompetence or gross negligence • The board may recommend suspension after a hearing is conducted 14

• Student enrolled in interpreter training program • Participant of a board-approved mentoring program • Interpreting solely in religious setting such as a church, synagogue, or other worship setting • Interpreting in a private, non-commercial, family event (retained by the family) • A out-of-state interpreter holding current nationally-recognized credential • May provide services for up to 30 working days per year 15

• Interpreter holding PreK-12 license • May petition the board for a one-time temporary exemption to interpret in general settings for up to 90 days

• Interpreter holding a general license is allowed to interpret in a PreK-12 settings • Certified Deaf interpreter (CDI) • Deaf Interpreter • Must work with licensed interpreters 16

• Endorsement agreement may be approved for applicants from specific board-approved states that licenses, or certify interpreters. This is sometimes called reciprocity.


• Charges of fraud, deceit, negligence, etc. may be brought. • Charges must be brought within one year • Decision may be appealed • The board may: • • • •

Dismiss the charges Impose fines Suspend/revoke the full/provisional license Or both. 18

• If a person interprets for consumers without a license or presents or files false information to the board for the purpose of obtaining license • Guilty of a misdemeanor • Fine of up to five thousand dollars

• Hiring entity or interpreter referral agency is subject to fines/penalties if they retain services of an unlicensed interpreter


• Upon conviction of a felony, the interpreter will notify the board within 10 days • If any civil action is brought concerning an interpreted transaction, the board must be notified


• You will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and input/feedback regarding this bill. • Date and location will be announced

• If you cannot attend one of the open forums, you can contact one of the task force members directly. • If you would like to view the bill in its entirety, contact Steven Snow ([email protected]) to request a copy 21

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