• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) A communication-impaired person entitled to an interpreter under this chapter shall, if practicable, notify the appropriate appointing authority of the person's need for an interpreter at least 5 business days prior to the person's appearance. A failure to notify the appointing authority of the need for an interpreter is not a waiver of the right to an interpreter.

(b) An appointing authority, when it knows a communication-impaired person is, or will be coming before it, shall inform the communication-impaired person of the right to a qualified interpreter. In a judicial proceeding, when the court knows that a communication-impaired person will be before it, the court shall inform the party, or the parent of a juvenile who is a party, of the right of any communication-impaired person to a qualified interpreter.

(Jan. 28, 1988, D.C. Law 7-62, § 4, 34 DCR 7426.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 31-2703.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-62, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-1901.