WAC 182-526-0150 Hearing decisions involving limited-English-proficient parties.

Effective February 1, 2013

  1. When an interpreter is used at a hearing, the administrative law judge must explain that the decision is written in English and that the office of administrative hearings (OAH) will provide an interpreter for a sight translation of the decision at no cost to that party.
  2. OAH must provide the party needing sight translation services information about how to obtain those services. Information about how to access sight translations must be attached to the decision or order.
  3. OAH or the board of appeals must send a copy of a decision or order to an interpreter for use in sight translation.

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