Interpreter for Handicapped Person in Contested Case
(1)When a handicapped person is a party to a contested case, the handicapped person is entitled to a qualified interpreter to interpret the proceedings to the handicapped person and to interpret the testimony of the handicapped person to the commission.
(2)Intentionally left blank —Ed.
(a)Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the commission shall appoint the qualified interpreter for the handicapped person; and the commission shall fix and pay the fees and expenses of the qualified interpreter if:
(A)The handicapped person makes a verified statement and provides the information in writing under oath showing the inability of the handicapped person to obtain a qualified interpreter, and provides any other information required by the commission concerning the inability of the handicapped person to obtain such an interpreter; and
(B)It appears to the commission that the handicapped person is without means and is unable to obtain a qualified interpreter.
(b)If the handicapped person knowingly and voluntarily files with the commission a written statement that the handicapped person does not desire a qualified interpreter to be appointed for the handicapped person, the commission shall not appoint such an interpreter for the handicapped person.
(3)As used in this section:
(a)“Handicapped person” means a person who cannot readily understand or communicate the English language, or cannot understand the proceedings or a charge made against the handicapped person, or is incapable of presenting or assisting in the presentation of the defense of the handicapped person, because the handicapped person is deaf, or because the handicapped person has a physical hearing impairment or physical speaking impairment.
(b)“Qualified interpreter” means a person who is readily able to communicate with the handicapped person, translate the proceedings for the handicapped person, and accurately repeat and translate the statements of the handicapped person to the commission.
Rule 350-016-0011 — Interpreter for Handicapped Person in Contested Case,