OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF, DEAFBLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING
326-I:3 Board of Licensing for Interpreters for the Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing; Administrative Attachment.
I. There shall be a board of licensing for interpreters for the deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing, each member to be appointed by the governor, with the approval of the council.
II. The board shall consist of 9 members as follows:
(a) Four licensed interpreters, at least 2 of whom hold national certification, from names submitted by the New Hampshire Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in conjunction with the New Hampshire Association of the Deaf.
(b) Five consumers, including 3 deaf or deafblind persons from names submitted by the New Hampshire Association of the Deaf, one consumer of oral interpreting services, and a non-deaf member of the public not licensed under this chapter.
III. No member of the board shall serve concurrently in an elected, appointed, or employed position in any other state-level organization representing interpreters for the deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing if it would present a direct conflict of interest.
IV. (a) Appointments to the board shall be for 3 years, except that one of the initial interpreter members and one of the initial consumer members shall serve one-year terms, and one of the initial interpreter members and one of the initial consumer members shall serve 2-year terms. A member shall hold office until a successor has been appointed and qualified. No member may serve more than 2 consecutive terms. Initial interpreter member appointments to the board shall be required to be licensed under this chapter, as of January 1, 2003.
(b) The governor and council may remove any member of the board for malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance pertaining to the duties of the board.
(c) The board shall review and take action on all applications for licensure, renewal, and reinstatement licenses for interpreters for the deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing.
V. Members of the board shall receive mileage incurred while conducting the business of the board.
VI. A quorum of the board shall be 5 members.
VII. The board shall be an administratively attached agency, under RSA 21-G:10, to the department of education.
Source. 2001, 232:1. 2006, 31:1, eff. July 1, 2006. 2021, 86:2, 5, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.