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PDFWAC 388-818-0010

What is the purpose of this chapter?

(1) The purpose of this chapter is to provide regulations about social services, telecommunications access services and reasonable accommodations sign language interpreting services for quasi-judicial and judicial proceedings for people with hearing loss and or speech impairments.
(2) These services are provided:
(a) Under contract with qualified service providers; or
(b) Directly through the office of the deaf and hard of hearing (ODHH) at the department of social and health services (DSHS).
(3) The purpose of this chapter related to sign language interpreting services in judicial and quasi-judicial settings legal proceedings is to:
(a) Establish the minimum qualifications for sign language interpreters to interpret in judicial and quasi-judicial settings pursuant to RCW 2.42.130; and
(b) Establish standards for payment of sign language interpreting services, pursuant to RCW 2.24.170.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 2.42 RCW, RCW 2.42.130, and 2.42.170. WSR 15-01-075, § 388-818-0010, filed 12/12/14, effective 1/12/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.725, 43.20A.720, 2001 c 210. WSR 03-05-100, § 388-818-0010, filed 2/19/03, effective 3/22/03.]
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