The State of Michigan has taken qualification of an sign language interpreter to a whole new level by creating different levels of qualifications
for specific types of communication. While the state of Michigan law still requires businesses and institutions to have an interpreter available upon request, now, the new law will require that interpreters have a “certain skill set” for “different type of communication”.
One of the reasons why these changes were made was because it would allow people an easier way to file complaints and to get them investigated by the Department of Civil Rights in Michigan.
For more information on how to comply with the new law, contact the department.