477C.2  Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  "Board" means the utilities board within the department of commerce created in section 474.1.

2.  "Communication impairment" means the inability to use the telephone for communication without a telecommunications device for the deaf.

3.  "Council" means the dual party relay council established in section 477C.5.

4.  "Dual party relay service" or "relay service" means a communication service which provides communication-impaired persons access to the telephone system functionally equivalent to the access available to persons not communication-impaired.

5.  "Telecommunications device for the deaf" means any specialized or supplemental telephone equipment used by communication-impaired persons to provide access to the telephone system.

Section History: Recent form

  91 Acts, ch 194, §2

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