|• UPDATE: Rules, Deaf Persons Interpreters' Act – June 26, 2014|
With the new rules for PA 204 taking effect on July 7th, there are many questions about what they mean and who's affected. MDCR is committed to helping you understand the impact of the rules on you and other stakeholders (schools, physicians, lawyers, and more).
NOTE: The FAQ on Quality Assurance Certification were revised and are reposted as of June 26.
Michigan Administrative Rules 393.5001-393.5095, "Qualified Interpreter, General Rules"
|Agency Report, Narrative Excerpt (foundational principles/intent)
|Michigan Standards Level Chart 6/20/2014
FAQs Related to Quality Assurance 6/26/2014
FAQs on Intent and Methodology 7/3/2014
FAQs Related to VRI 7/7/2014
FAQs Related to VRS 7/7/2014
To file a complaint related to the new interpreter rules, fill out the Interpreter Complaint Form.
You can also file a complaint by calling DODHH at (517) 507-5223, or send an email to DODHH@michigan.gov.View an ASL video on how to file a complaint.
• DODHH YouTube ChannelVideos in American Sign Language of interest to deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing individuals in Michigan
• Online Interpreter Directory The Interpreter Directory is published as required by P.A. 204 of 1982 to assist with effective communication. The DODHH cannot, however, guarantee the effectiveness of everyone listed in the directory. Please contact the DODHH for consultation and technical assistance when providing services to persons with hearing loss.
• Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing This state office concentrates on helping to improve the lives of Michigan's one million Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. Our mission is affirming the indisputable right of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons to secure effective communication. It receives input from its 13-member citizens Advisory Council appointed by the Governor. Services include Technical Support, Information and Referral, Accommodations, Interpreter Information and Services..
For Interpreters and BEI/DI Testing Information