SECTION .0100 – classification records

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 10a - health and human services/chapter 17 - services for the deaf and hard of hearing/subchapter c/subchapter c rules.html
Published: 2015

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SUBCHAPTER 17C – INTERPRETER SERVICES

 

SECTION .0100 – classification records

 

10A NCAC 17C .0101       MAINTENANCE OF CLASSIFICATION RECORDS

The Division shall maintain the records for all interpreters

who hold a quality assurance North Carolina Interpreter Classification System

level A or B classification in effect on January 1, 2000. 

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 8B-1(3); 8B-6; 90D-7(a)(3)(d);143B-216.33;



Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2007; November 1, 1993.

10A NCAC 17C .0102       RECIPROCITY

 

History Note:        Authority G.S.8B-1(3); 8B-6; 90D;

143B-216.33;

Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1993;

Repealed Eff. May 1, 2007.

 

10A NCAC 17C .0103       APPLICABILITY

The rules in this Section describe the interpreter

classification system and the Division's responsibility to maintain records of

individuals holding classification to reflect the competency of individuals applying

to become licensed interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S.8B-1(3); 8B-6; 90D;

143B-216.33;

Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2007.

 

10A NCAC 17C .0104       DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of Rules .0101 through .0110 of this Section

the following terms shall have the meanings indicated: 

(1)           "Classifications" means one of the four

levels of skill based on the total score given by the evaluators on the

classification test.

(2)           "Division" means the North Carolina

Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing.

(3)           "Division Director" means the Director of

the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing.

(4)           "N.C.I.C.S." means the North Carolina

Interpreter Classification System.

(5)           "N.R.I.D." means the National Registry of

Interpreters for the Deaf.

(6)           "Sign Language Interpreter" means a

person who performs services for the public in the capacity of an interpreter

or transliterator between one or more hearing persons and one or more deaf

persons using American Sign Language or manually coded English.

(7)           "Transliterator" means a person who

performs services for the public in the capacity of a transliterator between

one or more hearing persons and one or more deaf persons using a form of

manually coded English.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 8B-1(3); 8B-6; 90D;

143B-216.33;

Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2007; November 1, 1993.

 

10A NCAC 17C .0105       ELIGIBILITY

10A NCAC 17C .0106       APPLICATION

10A NCAC 17C .0107       CLASSIFICATION TEAM AND EVALUATORS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 8B-1(3); 8B-6; 90B;

143B-216.33;

Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1993;

Repealed Eff. May 1, 2007.

 

10A NCAC 17C .0108       CLASSIFICATION AND INTERPRETER DIRECTORY

(a)  NCICS-C Classifications levels previously assigned

shall remain as follows:

(1)           "Class C" – (Limited), Limited

performance competency level, scoring 71 – 80 percent of the total possible points. 

Limited expressive and receptive skills with specific competency in some areas

of interpreting or transliterating.

(2)           "Class B" – (Intermediate),

Intermediate performance competency level, scoring 81 – 90 percent of the total

possible points.  Stronger expressive skills and receptive skills with

competency in most areas of interpreting or transliterating.

(3)           "Class A" – (Advanced), Advanced

performance competency level, scoring 91 – 100 of the total possible points. 

Fluent expressive and receptive skills with competency in all areas of

interpreting or transliterating.

(b)  All candidates holding previous classification levels

from the N.C.I.C.S. shall have the option of having their contact information

printed in the North Carolina Interpreter Directory.  This Directory shall

provide a reference for all consumers of interpreters.  It shall also be a

reference for all agencies who must meet the requirements of hiring only

qualified interpreters as set forth in G.S. 90D.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 8B-1(3); 8B-6; 90D-6;

143B-216.33;

Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2007.

 

10A NCAC 17C .0109       REVIEW AND APPEAL OF CLASSIFICATION

DECISIONS

10A NCAC 17C .0110       CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS OF

CLASSIFICATION HOLDERS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 8B-1(3); 8B-6; 90D;

143B-216.33; 150B, Article 3;

Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1993;

Repealed Eff. May 1, 2007.

 

SECTION .0200 – INTERPRETER SERVICES

 

10A NCAC 17C .0201       ELIGIBILITY

(a)  Persons having a communicative disability resulting

from a hearing impairment, including persons having additional handicapping

conditions, are eligible for interpreter-related services.

(b)  Community agencies and organizations, employers of

deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind persons, and family members of deaf, hard

of hearing, and deaf-blind persons are eligible for interpreter-related

services of the regional centers.  Such services may include but are not

limited to information, consultation, and sign language instruction.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-216.33;

Eff. May 1, 2007.

 

10A NCAC 17C .0202       CONTRACTED INTERPRETER SERVICES

Interpreter services may be contracted by the Division of

Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing in order to facilitate the

delivery of human services to deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind persons. 

Provision of interpreter services on a contractual basis does not supplant

other resources available within the community for which the individual is

entitled or may be eligible insofar as such benefits are adequate.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-216.33(a)(3);

Eff. May 1, 2007.

 

10A NCAC 17C .0203       LICENSURE OF INTERPRETERS

Persons providing interpreter services through the Division

of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing must hold a current license

from the North Carolina Interpreter and Transliterator Licensing Board.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90D-4(a);

143B-216.33(a)(8);

Eff. May 1, 2007.