PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is recruiting five members to sit on the Board of Examiners of Interpreters for the Deaf, a new Board designed to ensure that the practice of interpreting and transliterating meet the necessary standards and qualifications to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. All members of this new Board must be Rhode Island residents, and three of the five must be nationally-certified interpreters. The remaining two Board members must be members of the public.
"Equal access to information and services is key to ensuring the health and safety of all Rhode Islanders," said Michael Fine, M.D., director of HEALTH. "Serving on this new Board is an opportunity to help ensure equality within Rhode Island's public health infrastructure."
The Board of Examiners of Interpreters for the Deaf will meet three times annually at the Department of Health in Providence. Board members serve a three-year term. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
For more information, or to supply a letter of interest and resume, visit the HEALTH website at http://www.health.ri.gov/partners/licensingboards/index.php