2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 34:1-69.8 - Definitions

NJ Rev Stat § 34:1-69.8 (2013) What's This?

34:1-69.8. Definitions
As used in this act:

a. "Appointing authority" means the presiding judge or justice of any court, the chairman of any board, commission, or authority, the director or commissioner of any department or agency, or any other person presiding at any hearing or other proceeding in which a qualified interpreter is required pursuant to this act.

b. "Hearing impaired person" means a person whose hearing is impaired so as to prohibit the person from understanding oral communication. The term further includes a person who, because of loss of hearing, cannot communicate spoken language.

c. "Principal party in interest" means a person who is a named party in any proceeding or who will be directly affected by the decision or action which may be made or taken.

d. "Qualified interpreter" means an interpreter certified by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. and listed by the State Division of the Deaf in the Department of Labor or the New Jersey Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

e. "Intermediary interpreter" means a certified interpreter who, because of his intimate acquaintance with hearing impaired persons with minimal language skills, can be used as an intermediary between the hearing impaired person and a qualified interpreter.

L.1983, c. 564, s. 2, eff. Jan. 17, 1984.

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