OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF, DEAFBLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING
326-I:4 Powers and Duties of the Board.
The powers and duties of the board include:
I. Accepting applications for licensure under this chapter, and approving or denying such applications.
II. Approving and enforcing performance requirements, including education and examination standards, for interpreters for the deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing.
III. Suspending or revoking licenses and conducting investigations and hearings regarding the denial, suspension, revocation, and renewal of licenses.
IV. Adopting a code of professional conduct for licensees.
V. Renewing licenses for interpreters for the deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing.
VI. Maintaining a directory of all licensed interpreters for the deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing. The directory shall be updated, published, and shall be offered for sale to the public at a fee to be equal to the cost of reproduction.
VII. Accepting written complaints from the public against licensees, conducting necessary investigations of such complaints, and publicizing the complaint procedure.
VIII. Accepting funds from federal and other non-state sources to be used for the purposes of this chapter.
IX. Cooperating with the New Hampshire Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the New Hampshire Association of the Deaf, the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc., the department of education, division of vocational rehabilitation, and interpreting organizations to provide access to the services of interpreters to persons communicating with deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing persons.
X. Reporting to the governor and council annually on the activities conducted under this chapter.
Source. 2001, 232:1, eff. July 1, 2001. 2021, 86:2, 6, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.