§5-14A-6. Notice of necessity of interpreter -- Proof of deafness.
Every deaf person whose appearance in any proceeding entitles
him or her to an interpreter shall notify the appointing authority
of his or her desire for an interpreter at least forty-eight hours
prior to any appearance and may request at the time the services of
an interpreter: Provided,
That if a deaf person reasonably expects
the need for an interpreter for a period greater than a single day,
he or she shall notify the appointing authority and the
notification shall be sufficient for the duration of his or her
participation in the proceedings.
An appointing authority may require a person requesting the
appointment of an interpreter to furnish reasonable proof of his or
her deafness when the appointing authority has reason to believe
that the person is not deaf.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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