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4747.0030 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 2.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 3.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 4.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 5.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 6.

American sign language.

"American sign language" means the natural, visual language of deaf people, with its own syntax and grammatical structure.

Subp. 7.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 8.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 9.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 10.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 11.

[Repealed, L 2005 c 147 art 5 s 26]

Subp. 12.

Deaf.

"Deaf" means a hearing loss of such severity that the individual must depend primarily upon visual communication such as writing, lip reading, manual communication, and gestures.

Subp. 13.

Deaf-blind.

"Deaf-blind" means a combination of vision and hearing loss that interferes with acquiring information from the environment to the extent that compensatory strategies and skills are necessary to access that or other information.

Subp. 14.

Disability.

"Disability" means a condition or characteristic causing a person to:

A.

have a physical, sensory, or mental impairment that materially limits one or more major life activities;

B.

have a record of such an impairment; or

C.

be regarded as having such an impairment.

Subp. 15.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 16.

[Repealed, L 2005 c 147 art 5 s 26]

Subp. 17.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 18.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 19.

Hard-of-hearing.

"Hard-of-hearing" means a hearing loss resulting in a functional loss, but not to the extent that the individual must depend primarily upon visual communication.

Subp. 20.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 21.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 22.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 23.

Late-deafened.

"Late-deafened" means persons who were born with normal hearing, but at some point lost their hearing through illness or accident.

Subp. 24.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 25.

[Repealed, L 2003 1Sp14 art 5 s 30]

Subp. 26.

Qualified interpreter.

"Qualified interpreter" means a neutral person who is readily able to facilitate communication between two languages and accurately translate spoken, written, or sign language communication between a client and a licensee.

Subp. 27.

Sign language.

"Sign language" means American Sign Language or any form of manual communication used to communicate with persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind.

Subp. 28.

[Repealed, L 2003 1Sp14 art 5 s 30]

Subp. 29.

[Repealed, L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45]

Subp. 30.

[Repealed, L 2003 1Sp14 art 5 s 30]

Statutory Authority:

MS s 148C.03

History:

22 SR 1257; L 2003 c 118 s 28; L 2003 1Sp14 art 5 s 30; L 2005 c 147 art 5 s 26; L 2012 c 197 art 2 s 45

Published Electronically:

November 30, 2012