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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 20. Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Chapter 30. Regulations Governing Interpreter Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4/1/2020

22VAC20-30-20. Responsibilities of the Department.

Part II
Administration of Interpreter Services

A. The department will:

1. Refer and assign only qualified interpreters to consumers and service providers; and

2. Compile a directory of qualified interpreters.

B. Upon request, the department may:

1. Distribute the directory;

2. Maintain a list of directory recipients and distribute updates;

3. Assist consumers and service providers in selecting an appropriate interpreter; or

4. Provide information about the different levels of qualifications and the various modes of communication.

C. The department may:

1. Assign interpreters when requested by a consumer or service provider; and

2. Compensate interpreters from available funds appropriated for that purpose; and

3. Refer qualified interpreters directly to the service provider or consumer.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-112 and 51.5-113 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR245-03-01 § 2.1, eff. August 30, 1989; amended, Volume 07, Issue 02, eff. November 21, 1990; Volume 09, Issue 06, eff. January 13, 1993.

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