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Deaf and mute witnesses

    (1)     A witness who cannot hear adequately may be questioned in any appropriate way.

    (2)     A witness who cannot speak adequately may give evidence by any appropriate means.

    (3)     The court may give directions concerning either or both of the following—

        (a)     the way in which a witness may be questioned under subsection (1);

        (b)     the means by which a witness may give evidence under subsection (2).

    (4)     This section does not affect the right of a witness to whom this section applies to give evidence about a fact through an interpreter under section 30.

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