Resource Guide Appendix: LEGAL INFORMATION

Last Updated; August 23, 2021

Maine Statutes and Legal Information:

Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened

Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened

Deaf Culture Week

Telecommunications Equipment Program

Hearing Aid Insurance Coverage

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Tenants Smoke Detectors Law

American Sign Language-World Language-Secondary Schools Law

National Association of the Deaf

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 Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR). OPOR 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: Maine Sign Language Interpreter Licensure