LANSING, MI (MPRN)-- New rules take effect Monday which govern the use of sign language interpreters in Michigan.
The state Department of Civil Rights says people who are deaf or hard of hearing need interpreters with specific skills in different settings.
“There’s a significant difference in the communication that is shared between a doctor and a patient versus what might happen in a training at your workplace,” said Leslee Fritz with the Department of Civil Rights.
“Both communications are important. One has life-altering consequences.”