§5-14A-2. Definitions

Published: 2015

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WVC 5-14A-2

§5-14A-2. Definitions.

As used in this article:

(a) "Deaf person" means one whose sense of hearing is

nonfunctional for the ordinary purposes of life;

(b) "Qualified interpreter" means an interpreter certified by

the national association of the deaf (NAD) or registry of

interpreters for the deaf (RID), or, in the event an interpreter so

certified is not available, an interpreter whose qualifications are

otherwise determined;

(c) "Oral interpreter" means a person who interprets language

through facial and lip movements; and

(d) "Appointing authority" means any court, department, board,

commission, agency, licensing authority, political subdivision or

municipality of the state required to provide an interpreter.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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