§5-14A-8. Confirmation of accuracy of interpretation.
Before a qualified interpreter may participate in any
proceedings under the provisions of this article, the interpreter
shall make an oath or affirmation that he or she will make a true
interpretation in an understandable manner to the deaf person for
whom he or she is appointed and that he or she will interpret the
statements of the deaf person desiring that statements be made, in
the English language to the best of his or her skill and judgment.
The appointing authority shall provide recess periods as necessary
for the interpreter when the interpreter so indicates. Any and all
information that the interpreter gathers from the deaf person
pertaining to any proceeding then pending shall at all times remain
confidential and privileged, or on a equal basis with the
attorney-client privilege, unless the deaf person desired that the
information be communicated to other persons.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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