Register November 2011 No. 671
Chapter SPS 200
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS; AUTHORITY AND DEFINITIONS
SPS 200.01   Authority.
SPS 200.02   Definitions.
Ch. SPS 200 Note Note: Chapter RL 200 was renumbered chapter SPS 200 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
SPS 200.01 SPS 200.01Authority. The rules in chs. SPS 200 to 202 are adopted by the department and the sign language interpreters council pursuant to s. 440.032 (6) (d) and (7) (b), Stats.
SPS 200.01 History History: CR 11-018: cr. Register September 2011 No. 669, eff. 10-1-11; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
SPS 200.02 SPS 200.02Definitions. As used in chs. SPS 200 to 202:
SPS 200.02(1) (1) “Advocate" means an individual who provides assistance to an individual who is deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing and may provide counsel, personal opinions, advice, and assist an individual in making personal decisions.
SPS 200.02(2) (2) “Conflict of interest" means a conflict, either actual or perceived, between the private interests, whether personal, financial, or professional, and the official or professional responsibilities of a DSPS-licensed interpreter, deriving from a specific interpreting situation.
SPS 200.02(3) (3) “Consumer" means any individual or entity that is part of the interpreting situation, including individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and hearing.
SPS 200.02(4) (4) “Council" means the sign language interpreter council.
SPS 200.02(5) (5) “Department" means the department of safety and professional services.
SPS 200.02(6) (6) “DSPS" means the department of safety and professional services.
SPS 200.02(7) (7) “Family member" means the spouse, child, grandchild, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, parent, step-parent, step-child, step-brother, step-sister, foster child, or first cousin.
SPS 200.02(8) (8) “DSPS-licensed interpreter" means an individual who provides sign language interpreter services, for compensation, and who is licensed under s. 440.032 (3), Stats.
SPS 200.02(9) (9) “Interpreting situation" means any instance of a DSPS-licensed interpreter performing interpreting services for consumers.
SPS 200.02(10) (10) “Interpreting" means rendering accurate and equivalent messages using sign language to facilitate cultural and linguistic communication.
SPS 200.02(11) (11) “Unlicensed interpreter" means an individual who uses sign language to facilitate cultural and linguistic communication who is not licensed under s. 440.032 (3), Stats.
SPS 200.02 History History: CR 11-018: cr. Register September 2011 No. 669, eff. 10-1-11; correction in (intro.), (2), (5), (6), (8), (9) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.