§1522. Commissioner; powers and duties
The commissioner has the following powers and duties in addition to other powers and duties set forth in this chapter. [1997, c. 749, §3 (NEW).]
1. Rules. The commissioner may adopt rules in accordance with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. Rules adopted under this chapter are routine technical rules pursuant to Title 5, section 8071.
[ 1997, c. 749, §3 (NEW) .]
2. Licensure. The commissioner shall license a person who has successfully complied with the application process established by the department, paid the required fees established by the department under sections 1527 and 1528 and met the qualifications for licensure as set forth in section 1524. The commissioner shall make available, at cost, a directory that contains the names of all individuals licensed pursuant to this chapter.
[ 1999, c. 399, §7 (AMD); 1999, c. 399, §20 (AFF) .]
[ 2007, c. 402, Pt. K, §1 (RP) .]
4. Advisory council. The commissioner, as necessary, may select members of the interpreting profession and other interested parties to serve on an advisory council to advise and consult with the commissioner concerning the regulation of interpreters for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Service on the council is not in itself a conflict of interest regardless of the occupations or associations of the members.
[ 1999, c. 399, §8 (NEW); 1999, c. 399, §20 (AFF) .]
1997, c. 749, §3 (NEW). 1999, c. 399, §§7,8 (AMD). 1999, c. 399, §20 (AFF). 2007, c. 402, Pt. K, §1 (AMD).