Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 71
Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-71-18

§ 5-71-18. Privileged communications.

In the trial of every cause, both civil and criminal, no licensed interpreter shall be competent to testify concerning any statement made to him or her in connection with the interpreter’s interpretation or transliteration without the consent of the person making the statement. No duly licensed interpreter shall be allowed, in giving testimony, to disclose any confidential communication properly entrusted to him or her in his or her professional capacity and necessary and proper to enable him or her to discharge the functions of his or her office in the usual course of practice or discipline without the consent of the person making the communication.

History of Section.
P.L. 2006, ch. 261, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 277, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 164, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 188, § 2.