TITLE 8
Courts and Civil Procedure–Courts

CHAPTER 8-5
Court Secretaries, Court Reporters, and Electronic Court Reporters

SECTION 8-5-8.2


§ 8-5-8.2 Privileged communications.

In the trial of every cause, both civil and criminal, no interpreter/transliterator for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind shall be competent to testify concerning any statement made to him or her in connection with the interpreter's or transliterator's interpretation or transliteration for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind, without the consent of the person making the statement. No duly licensed interpreter/transliterator for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind 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. 2013, ch. 179, § 2; P.L. 2013, ch. 218, § 2.)