Resource Guide Appendix: LEGAL INFORMATION

Last Updated; February 19, 2014

Maine Legal Information:

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Tenants Smoke Detectors Law: www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/25/title25sec2464. html

National Association of the Deaf: www.nad.org/issues/about-law-and-advocacy-center

Maine Sign Language Interpreter Licensure: Individuals who are compensated for providing interpreting services for deaf and hard of hearing people must be licensed with the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration (OLR). OLR maintains a web page that explains the different types of interpreter licenses and identifies the requirements and procedures for obtaining a license, as well as links to the Maine laws and rules that govern interpreter licensure.
Website: www.maine.gov/pfr/olr/categories/cat22.htm

Hiring Interpreters for People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Obligations of Government Agencies & Health Care Providers
MaineCare Benefits Manual