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Published: 2015

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Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf

SECTION 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.)