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WAC 170-03-0150: Requirements that apply to the use of interpreters

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 170 > Chapter 170-03 > Section 170-03-0150



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WAC 170-03-0150

Requirements that apply to the use of interpreters.

(1) Interpreters must:
(a) Use the interpretive mode that the parties, the limited English proficient, limited English speaking, or hearing impaired person, the interpreter, and the ALJ consider the most accurate and effective;
(b) Interpret statements made by the parties, witnesses, and the ALJ;
(c) Not disclose information about the hearing without the written consent of the parties unless required by law; and
(d) Not comment on the hearing or give legal advice.
(2) The ALJ must allow enough time for all interpretations to be made and understood.
(3) The ALJ may videotape a hearing and use it as the official transcript for hearings involving a hearing impaired person.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW, RCW 34.05.220, chapter 34.05 RCW, 2006 c 265. WSR 08-06-102, § 170-03-0150, filed 3/5/08, effective 4/5/08.]