The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) has finalized changes to its regulation covering its freelance interpreter contract. The changes are summarized below, and the revised regulation is attached.

  • To reflect our use of the Multiple Department Procurement / Limited User Contract Agreement instead of a Statewide Contract as the contract vehicle;
  • To remove the interpreter rates from the regulation in order to avoid the costly necessity of frequent updates to the regulation;
  • To update the list of state organizations and to add a statement that MCDHH would solicit and consider comments from representatives of other organizations or associations of deaf and hard of hearing persons in the Commonwealth; and
  • To streamline and modernize language used throughout this regulation.

We appreciate all the comments we received throughout the process of revising our regulation. We carefully considered each comment, and made a number of changes between the proposed and final versions of this regulation.



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This information is provided by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.