State has new rules for sign language interpreters

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LANSING, Mich. The state of Michigan is outlining new rules regarding the certification and hiring of sign language interpreters.

The regulations will affect any institution or business that is required to provide interpreters for the deaf, deaf and blind, and hard of hearing. Places affected include K-12 schools, colleges, hospitals, courts, physicians' offices, law offices and other businesses.

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has scheduled a Monday news conference in Lansing to discuss the new rules. The agency is responsible for enforcing rules governing sign language interpreters in Michigan.

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