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Act 204 of 1982
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DEAF PERSONS' INTERPRETERS ACT

Act 204 of 1982

AN ACT to provide for and regulate the use of interpreters in administrative and judicial proceedings and in certain other instances; to establish standards for interpreters; to provide compensation for interpreters; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies; to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act; and to provide for the promulgation of rules.


History: 1982, Act 204, Imd. Eff. July 1, 1982 ;-- Am. 2007, Act 23, Imd. Eff. June 28, 2007


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 393.501SectionShort title.
Section 393.502SectionDefinitions.
Section 393.503SectionRight of deaf or deaf-blind person to qualified interpreter in proceeding before court, grand jury, or appointing authority; appointment of qualified interpreter; waiver; preliminary determination; intermediary or deaf interpreter.
Section 393.503aSectionInterpreter required as accommodation; qualified interpreter required.
Section 393.504SectionNotification of need for or right to interpreter; proof of deafness.
Section 393.505SectionArrest of deaf or deaf-blind person; procuring interpreter; inadmissibility of statements made without interpreter.
Section 393.506SectionOath or affirmation of interpreter; recess periods; information gathered by interpreter pertaining to pending proceeding confidential and privileged; waiver.
Section 393.507SectionFee and expenses of interpreter; payment; schedule of fees; duration of interpreter's availability.
Section 393.508SectionChanneling requests for interpreters through division; listing of interpreters.
Section 393.508aSectionRules.
Section 393.508bSectionQualified interpreter; misrepresentation as misdemeanor; violation of MCL 393.503a; fine; effective date of subsection (3).
Section 393.508cSectionState certification; issuance; application; fee.
Section 393.508dSectionPossession of Michigan quality assurance certification; expiration; renewal.
Section 393.508eSectionFees.
Section 393.508fSectionDeposit of money received under MCL 393.508c and 393.508e.
Section 393.509SectionConditional effective date.