Success update on Worker’s Comp!

We have an update on the advocacy that OSTI has been advancing with regards to interpreter payment and policies for worker’s comp medical appointments*, and SPOILER – it’s good news! On January 23, Fred Bruyns, Policy Analyst for the Worker’s… Read More

OSTI’s Advocacy Regarding the Worker’s Compensation Division’s Medical Interpreter Policies*

* Note: While the Worker’s Compensation Division (WCD) oversees the medical side of Worker’s Comp claims, the Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) oversees the administrative hearing side of claims, and has a different payment policy. This advocacy was specifically… Read More

OSTI: Supporting All, Including a Vietnamese Interpreter in Eugene

By Bradley Owen My name is Bradley Owen and I am a new interpreter working in the Eugene/Springfield sister-city area in the lower Willamette Valley.  I moved to this beautiful multicultural community from the East Coast in 2014…. Read More

News flash! Court interpreting raise!

OSTI thanks the Oregon Courts for a rate increase for Court Interpreters! Kelly Mills, Program Manager for Court Language Access Services (CLAS), recently announced that, “Based on the State of Oregon Economic and Revenue Forecast (released on June… Read More

Federal regulations for translation and interpreting in medical settings

Below please find the new federal regulations for interpreting and translation services in health programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Through agencies such as the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Substance… Read More

Workers Compensation Rules Review

Recently, OSTI President Helen Eby met with the Workers Compensation Rules Committee and submitted an Interpreter Rules Clean proposal because the Compensation rules lack minimum requirements for interpreters. Under the current rules, any neighbor or friend can interpret…. Read More

Hearing for new rules for healthcare interpreting

On March 15, 2016, OHA sent the following email out, which we reproduce, with attachments, with their permission: Dear HB2419 RAC and Interested Parties, Please see the attached Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing for the HB2419 Rules. The… Read More

Translator and Interpreter Descriptions

In an effort to raise the public’s awareness of the role of translators, interpreters, transcriber-translators and terminologists, a group of leading professionals convened to draft an outreach document describing who we are, what we do, and how we… Read More