WAC 182-526-0145 Interpreter requirements

WAC 182-526-0145 Interpreter requirements.

Effective February 1, 2013

  1. Interpreters must:
    1. Use the interpretive mode that the parties, the person with hearing loss, the interpreter, and the administrative law judge (ALJ) consider the most accurate and effective;
    2. Interpret statements made by the parties and the ALJ;
    3. Not disclose information about the hearing without the written consent of the parties; and
    4. 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 make a video recording of a hearing and use it as the official transcript for hearings involving a person with hearing loss.

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