49-31-47. Communication devices and services provided to persons with disabilities. The Department of Human Services shall establish and administer a statewide program to provide telecommunication and other communication devices and services to residents of this state who have disabilities that prevent them from having communication access and maintain a dual party relay system making all phases of public telecommunications and communication service available to persons who are deaf, severely hearing impaired or speech impaired. This program may be implemented through contracts with public or private organizations that provide services to persons who are deaf or persons with other severe disabilities.
Source: SL 1989, ch 401, § 1; SL 1997, ch 267, § 1; SL 2014, ch 221, § 1.