WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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
(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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