Monday, June 30, 2014

Terp rules for Michigan

The state of Michigan is getting some new laws about sign language interpreters. They new rules go effect next Monday (July 7) and relate to what kind of interpreter hospitals, physician offices, schools and courts can employ--not only their certification but also how VRI (video remote interpreting) services are handled. Patients will be able to refuse a VRI interpreter if they deem it inadequate and want a interpreter in person. Read the rules from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights' Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing here.