Monthly News Archives: October 2015


Health Care Interpreter Rules Advisory Committee

The review of the Rules that regulate that Health Care Interpreter law is open.

The Oregon Health Authority is seeking input through the Rules Advisory Committee. OSTI has representatives on this Committee.

The following file outlines changes recommended by OSTI based on the current law, the current implementations of the Rules by the Oregon Health Authority, and other updated knowledge. These regulations were written in 2001, when some of this information was not as complete as it is now, so it is in need of updating. Continue reading


ASTM International Standard for Interpreting – OHCIA presentation

Presentation given at the Oregon Healthcare Interpreters Association conference on October 17, 2015Closing presentation at OHCIA conference

Interpreting: A Framework of Teamwork
An ASTM Perspective
Helen Eby, owner of Gaucha TI, President of the Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters
ASTM Technical Contact for Translation Subcommittee F43.03

OSTI will host a meeting to present the Translation and Interpreting standards to stakeholders in a more in-depth presentation in January. Please check the OSTI events calendar.

This blog post is a text version of the PowerPoint presented at the OHCIA. Some information from the slides is not presented because it is in the link to the ASTM chart at the end of the blog post. This chart has been disseminated by members of the ASTM Interpreting Subcommittee. It is being distributed widely. Continue reading


Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreters Application Forms

There are vacancies on the Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreter Interpreters.

In 2016, the composition of the Council changes to reflect the new law:

(1) The Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreters is created in the Oregon Health Authority. The council shall consist of no more than 15 members, appointed by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority, representing: Continue reading


Keys to a sustainable interpreting and translation freelance business – Free OSTI presentation

Event updated with resources used at presentation.

Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Free OSTI presentation, Gresham, Oregon
Oregon Court Interpreters will earn two general continuing education credits for completing this workshop.

Speaker: Helen Eby
Location: 24800 SE Stark Street, Gresham, OR 97030, Cascade Room 1 and 2, at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Continue reading


OHA Regulations Advisory Committee

The OHA has a process for revising the regulations surrounding the Healthcare Interpreting law. The current regulations have to be updated to account for changes in the law and possibly for changes in the industry since the regulations were written. The law is the basic skeleton, but the implementation is based on the regulations that are written in this next stage. Your participation is important.

The current regulations can be found at this link: Continue reading