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Virginia Administrative Code
2/7/2023

Part II. Administration of Interpreter Services

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

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, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 2, eff. November 21, 1990; Volume 9, Issue 6, eff. January 13, 1993.

22VAC20-30-30. Directory of qualified interpreters.

A. A qualified interpreter listed in the directory shall hold at least one of the following credentials:

1. Valid RID certification;

2. Current VQAS screening level;

3. Certification issued by the National Cued Speech Association; or

4. A screening level or recognized evaluation from another state when:

a. The credentials meet the minimum requirements of VQAS; and

b. The credentials are valid and current in the state issued.

NOTE: An interpreter listed in the directory with qualifications in subdivision 4 of this subsection, shall apply for and receive a VQAS screening level or national certification within one year from the date originally listed in the directory.

B. Before an interpreter shall be listed in the directory, the department will:

1. Verify the validity of all credentials;

2. Ensure that all credentials are current; and

3. Obtain a written request from the interpreter to be listed in the directory as a qualified interpreter.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR245-03-01 § 2.2, eff. August 30, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 2, eff. November 21, 1990; Volume 9, Issue 6, eff. January 13, 1993.

22VAC20-30-40. Appeal procedure.

If an interpreter desires to contest the department's decision to exclude that interpreter's request to be listed as a qualified interpreter, that interpreter must file a written appeal with the director within 30 working days of the determination. The director, or designee, shall provide an informal conference with that interpreter within 30 working days from the date received. The final decision will be determined by the director who will provide written notification of that decision within 30 working days of the conference.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR245-03-01 § 2.3, eff. August 30, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 2, eff. November 21, 1990; Volume 9, Issue 6, eff. January 13, 1993.

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