February 2002 Ch 14, p.1 INTERPRETERS FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED
RULES ON THE QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPENSATION
OF INTERPRETERS FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED PERSONS
Rule 14.1 Appointment and qualifications of interpreters.
When required to appoint an interpreter for a deaf or hard-of-hearing person pursuant to Iowa Code
the court or administrative agency shall select an interpreter from the current
directory of qualified interpreters for deaf or hard-of-hearing persons
furnished by the service program for the deaf of the
Rule 14.2 Compensation-appointment of more than one interpreter.
After selecting an appropriate interpreter, the court or administrative agency shall enter an order
appointing the interpreter
and setting the level of compensation for the interpreter. Where a deaf or
hard-of hearing person is a party to a complex proceeding or is a witness
giving lengthy testimony, the court or administrative agency may, in its
discretion, appoint more than one interpreter. An interpreter appointed under
Iowa Code section 622B.2 shall be entitled to reasonable compensation.† Appointed interpreters are also entitled to
compensation for mileage at the same rate paid witnesses in district court.
Rule 14.3 Claim for compensation.
After the close of proceedings the interpreter shall submit to the
court or administrative agency a voucher specifically listing the hours spent
on the appointment and any mileage claims.†
Upon review and approval of the voucher, the court or administrative
agency shall enter an order setting the total amount of† compensation due the interpreter and
directing such compensation paid out of county funds or† administrative agency funds as provided in
Iowa Code section 622B.7. [Court Order
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