§ 23-1.8-2.1. Sign language interpreter referral service.
The commission shall administer the sign language interpreter referral service for all certified licensee, licensee, grandparent licensee, and special licensee interpreters, as provided in chapter 71 of title 5, who hold a valid interpreter for the deaf license issued by the state board of examiners of interpreters for the deaf pursuant to § 5-71-9 or § 5-71-12 [repealed] or hold a valid license, certificate, or equivalent issued with another state with reciprocity pursuant to § 5-71-10. The commission shall not impose any limits on the practice of certified licensees, licensees, grandparent licensees, or special licensees beyond those imposed by the state board of examiners for interpreters for the deaf. Prior to January 1, 1998 the commission's sign language interpreter referral service shall be open to all interpreters for the deaf who meet or exceed qualifications for license in § 5-71-9, 5-71-10, 5-71-11 [repealed], or 5-71-12 [repealed]. The commission shall refer any complaints regarding the conduct or performance of any interpreter utilizing their referral service to the state board of examiners for interpreters for the deaf for appropriate action pursuant to § 5-71-13. The commission shall upon receipt of notice of revocation or suspension of a license by the state board of examiners for interpreters for the deaf, immediately cease to refer customers to that licensee, unless and until the license is restored.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 151, § 2; P.L. 2008, ch. 475, § 33.)