TO MAKE CLARIFYING CHANGES REGARDING CUED SPEECH UNDER THE LAWS REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLITERATORS.
Amends GS 90D-5(b)(6), stating that a member of the Hearing Loss Association of North Carolina (currently, a member of Self Help for Hard of Hearing) will sit on the NC Interpreter and Transliterator Licensing Board (Board). Amends GS 90D-7(a)(3), requiring an applicant to the Board to hold a valid Testing, Evaluation and Certification Unit, Inc. national certification in cued language interpretation (rather than holding a certification recognized by the National Cued Speech Association). Enacts new GS 90D-7(a)(3)e., requiring an applicant to hold a current Cued Language Transliterator State Level Assessment (CLTSLA) certification level 3 or above. Amends GS 90D-8(a1)(1), authorizing the Board to issue a provisional license to a deaf interpreter who completes 16 hours of training, as specified (currently, a certified deaf interpreter who completes 30 hours of training, as specified). Amends GS 90D-8(a1)(3), authorizing the Board to issue a provisional license to a cued language transliterator holding a CLTSLA level 2 classification (currently, a person who completes 40 hours of training, as specified).
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