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02-041
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Orrice of Licensing and Registration

2001-2002 Regulatory Agenda

UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-041
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration

General
Athletic Trainers
Charitable Solicitation
Interpreters and Transliterators of American Sign Language and English
Massage Therapists Registration


General

CONTACT PERSON: Jeffrey Frankel, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035, (207) 624-8615

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 10: Establishment of License Fees (amendment)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(D)
PURPOSE: Establishment of license and related fees for OLR programs. As OLR establishes fees for additional boards, the affected boards will most likely repeal their own fee rules the next time they initiate rulemaking for other purposes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: variable
AFFECTED PARTIES: licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

CHAPTER xx: Uniform Complaint Procedure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(E)
PURPOSE: Establishment of a uniform complaint procedure for all the OLR programs.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: variable
AFFECTED PARTIES: complaintant, licensees, board staff, board members
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

CHAPTER xx: Uniform Policy on Protested Checks
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(E)
PURPOSE: Establishment of a uniform policy for all OLR programs regarding bounced checks.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: variable
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees whose license checks are returned unpaid for insufficient funds or other reasons, OLR and board staff
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

CHAPTER xx: Uniform Procedure for Substantiating Continuing Education Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(E)
PURPOSE: Move to pre-approval, audit system, or some combination of the two for substantiation of continuing education by OLR programs.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: variable
AFFECTED PARTIES: licensees, board staff, board members
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

CHAPTER xx: Continuing Education Hardship Deferments
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: PL 2001, c. 285
PURPOSE: Deferment of continuing education requirement for license renewal due to undue hardship.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: variable
AFFECTED PARTIES: licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated

CHAPTER xx: No specific title - see description of purpose below
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA 8003(2-A)(E)
PURPOSE: "To establish by rule, such processes and procedures necessary to administer the various boards, commissions and regulatory functions of the office..."
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: none
AFFECTED PARTIES: variable
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: not contemplated


CONTACT PERSON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS: Dianne Sawyer, Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0035, (207) 624-8617

Athletic Trainers

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: None

Charitable Solicitation

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: None

Interpreters and Transliterators of American Sign Language and English

EXPECTED 2001 - 2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 50: DEFINITIONS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 1522
PURPOSE: This chapter defines definitions contained in the rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to December 31, 2001.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Interpreters and Transliterators of American Sign Language and English and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not as per 5 MRSA 8051-B, but through the advisory council established pursuant to 32 MRSA 1522(4).

CHAPTER 51: REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL LICENSURE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 1522
PURPOSE: This chapter sets forth the criteria for the initial licensure of interpreters and transliterators and describes the application process
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to December 31, 2001.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Interpreters and Transliterators of American Sign Language and English and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not as per 5 MRSA 8051-B, but through the advisory council established pursuant to 32 MRSA 1522(4).

CHAPTER 52: LICENSE RENEWAL AND CONTINING EDUCATION
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 1522
PURPOSE: This chapter sets forth continuing education requirements and describes the license renewal process.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to December 31, 2001.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Interpreters and Transliterators of American Sign Language and English and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not as per 5 MRSA 8051-B, but through the advisory council established pursuant to 32 MRSA 1522(4).

CHAPTER 53: CONVERSION OF REGISTRATANTS TO LICENSEES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 1522
PURPOSE: This chapter describes the transition process from registration to licensure for persons previously registered as interpreters/transliterators and deaf interpreters in Maine.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to December 31, 2001.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Interpreters and Transliterators of American Sign Language and English and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not as per 5 MRSA 8051-B, but through the advisory council established pursuant to 32 MRSA 1522(4).

CHAPTER 54: DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 1522
PURPOSE: This chapter describes the statutory disclosure to be furnished by interpreters/transliterators and deaf interpreters to consumers and clients.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to December 31, 2001.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Interpreters and Transliterators of American Sign Language and English and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not as per 5 MRSA 8051-B, but through the advisory council established pursuant to 32 MRSA 1522(4).

CHAPTER 55: COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 1522
PURPOSE: This chapter describes the procedure by which complaints will be handled by the Office of Licensing and Registration.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to December 31, 2001.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Interpreters and Transliterators of American Sign Language and English and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not as per 5 MRSA 8051-B, but through the advisory council established pursuant to 32 MRSA 1522(4).

Appendix
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA 1522
PURPOSE: This appendix contains a partial listing of resources available to interpreters and transliterators in Maine.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to December 31, 2001.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Interpreters and Transliterators of American Sign Language and English and the general public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not as per 5 MRSA 8051-B, but through the advisory council established pursuant to 32 MRSA 1522(4).

Massage Therapists Registration

EXPECTED 2001-2002 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: None

 


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