OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF, DEAFBLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING
326-I:15 Hearings; Exception.
I. The board shall take no disciplinary action without a hearing. At least 14 days prior to hearing, both parties to a disciplinary proceeding shall be served, either personally or by registered mail, with a written copy of the complaint filed and notice of the time and place for hearing. All complaints shall be objectively received and fairly heard by the board, but no complaint shall be acted upon unless in writing or formally presented to the board. A hearing shall be held on all formal complaints received by the board within one year of the date notice of a complaint was received by the accused, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties. Official notice of all disciplinary decisions made by the board shall be given to both parties to the proceeding upon their issuance.
II. When an action by a licensed interpreter does not violate the Code of Professional Conduct but has an adverse consequence to a recipient of services and/or is not standard practice, an involved participant or a concerned third party may file a complaint with the board which asks for the board to provide conflict resolution or mediation services between the parties. To accept, investigate, and act on such a filing, a majority of present board members must agree there is an opportunity for resolution that will result in an improvement of interpreting services. In these instances, there will be no possible suspension or revocation of the interpreter's license, nor shall the board be required to hold a hearing.
Source. 2001, 232:1. 2014, 34:12, eff. Jan. 1, 2015. 2021, 86:14, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.