Register November 2011 No. 671
Chapter SPS 202
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS; STATE RESIDENCY EXEMPTION
SPS 202.01   Type of request.
SPS 202.02   Requirements for request.
Ch. SPS 202 Note Note: Chapter RL 202 was renumbered chapter SPS 202 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
SPS 202.01 SPS 202.01Type of request. State residents may request an exemption from the sign language interpreter licensure requirement pursuant to s. 440.032 (2) (c) 2., Stats., for one of the following purposes:
SPS 202.01(1) (1) To provide services to a specific consumer. Unlicensed interpreters applying for a temporary or permanent exemption under this subsection shall demonstrate that the individual to whom services will be provided and for which the exemption is being requested cannot reasonably obtain services from an interpreter licensed under s. 440.032 (3), Stats., to meet his or her needs due to specific language requirements, cultural requirements, or physical, mental, or emotional conditions.
SPS 202.01(2) (2) To provide services for a specific period of time. Unlicensed interpreters applying for a temporary or permanent exemption under this subsection shall demonstrate that it is not possible to obtain a sign language interpreter licensed under s. 440.032 (3), Stats., and the existence of a need to provide sign language interpretation services.
SPS 202.01 History History: CR 11-018: cr. Register September 2011 No. 669, eff. 10-1-11; (title) created under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., Register September 2011 No. 669.
SPS 202.02 SPS 202.02Requirements for request.
SPS 202.02(1) (1) Unlicensed interpreters requesting an exemption under either s. SPS 202.01 (1) or (2) shall submit a written request to the council stating the rationale for such request, and provide any documentation that supports the request.
SPS 202.02(2) (2) A request submitted pursuant to s. SPS 202.01 (1) shall specify all of the following:
SPS 202.02(2)(a) (a) Information to support that the criteria stated in s. SPS 202.01 (1) has been met.
SPS 202.02(2)(b) (b) The identity of the individual to whom services will be provided.
SPS 202.02(2)(c) (c) The duration of the exemption being requested.
SPS 202.02(2)(d) (d) The setting for which the exemption is requested.
SPS 202.02(2)(e) (e) The unlicensed interpreter's educational and training background.
SPS 202.02(2)(f) (f) Where, when, and from whom the unlicensed interpreter learned sign language.
SPS 202.02(2)(g) (g) The unlicensed interpreter's knowledge of sign language and deaf culture.
SPS 202.02(2)(h) (h) Any other special training or experience of the requestor in working with persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, or with persons with other disabilities.
SPS 202.02(2)(i) (i) The unlicensed interpreter's experience with interpreting.
SPS 202.02(2)(j) (j) The unlicensed interpreter's knowledge of the code of ethics for DSPS-licensed sign language interpreters.
SPS 202.02(2)(k) (k) The unlicensed interpreter's relationship to and how long the unlicensed interpreter has known the consumer for whom services will be provided.
SPS 202.02(2)(L) (L) Where, if applicable, the unlicensed interpreter is employed.
SPS 202.02(3) (3) A request submitted pursuant to s. SPS 202.01 (2) shall specify all of the following:
SPS 202.02(3)(a) (a) Information to support that the criteria stated in s. SPS 202.01 (2) has been met.
SPS 202.02(3)(b) (b) The identity of the consumer to whom services will be provided.
SPS 202.02(3)(c) (c) The duration of the exemption being requested.
SPS 202.02(3)(d) (d) The setting for which the exemption is requested.
SPS 202.02(3)(e) (e) The unlicensed interpreter's educational and training background.
SPS 202.02(3)(f) (f) Where, when, and from whom the unlicensed interpreter learned sign language.
SPS 202.02(3)(g) (g) The unlicensed interpreter's knowledge of sign language and deaf culture.
SPS 202.02(3)(h) (h) Any other special training or experience of the unlicensed interpreter in working with persons who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, or with persons with other disabilities.
SPS 202.02(3)(i) (i) The unlicensed interpreter's experience with interpreting.
SPS 202.02(3)(j) (j) The unlicensed interpreter's knowledge of the code of ethics for sign language interpreters.
SPS 202.02(3)(k) (k) Where, if applicable, the unlicensed interpreter is employed.
SPS 202.02(4) (4) Documentation to support the request for exemption may include, if appropriate, any of the following:
SPS 202.02(4)(a) (a) Letter of support from the individual receiving services or their legal guardian.
SPS 202.02(4)(b) (b) Medical documentation for the individual receiving services.
SPS 202.02(4)(c) (c) Letter of support from a teacher or other school personnel.
SPS 202.02(5) (5) The council may, in its discretion, request an appearance before the council by the unlicensed interpreter requesting the exemption to provide further information in support of the request.
SPS 202.02(6) (6) The council may not grant an exemption under s. SPS 202.01 for individuals who are waiting to take a test for the National Association for the Deaf, Inc., or for test results, or for certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, or for verification from the Wisconsin Interpreting and Transliterating Assessment, or for other certification or verification required for licensure under s. 440.032 (3), Stats.
SPS 202.02 History History: CR 11-018: cr. Register September 2011 No. 669, eff. 10-1-11; (title) created under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., Register September 2011 No. 669; correction in (1), (2) (intro.), (a), (j), (3) (intro.), (a), (6) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
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