TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER IX: DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMISSION
PART 1515 INTERPRETER FOR THE DEAF LICENSURE ACT OF 2007
SECTION 1515.130 STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Section 1515.130 Standards of Professional Conduct
In order to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity in the practice of sign language interpreters, the following Standards of Professional Conduct shall be binding on all applicants for licensure and every person holding a license as a sign language interpreter.
a) Pursuant to Section 115 of the Act, dishonorable, unethical or unprofessional conduct in the practice of interpreting shall include, but not be limited to:
1) Interpreting or offering to interpret beyond one's competency or skill level, as indicated by his or her certification or proficiency level;
2) Accepting and performing professional responsibilities that the licensee knows, or has reason to know, that he or she is not competent to perform;
3) Interjecting personal opinion during an assignment or on matters pertaining to the assignment;
4) Delegating an assignment to a person who is not qualified or does not possess the appropriate certification, as defined in Section 1515.50, for the services to be provided;
5) Extending or lengthening an assignment for the sole purpose of financial gain;
6) Engaging in an exploitive relationship with a consumer. An exploitive relationship is any relationship between the interpreter and consumer that may take advantage of, or cause harm to, the consumer.
b) The Commission hereby incorporates by reference "NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct" of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 333 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314, July 2005, with no later amendments or editions.