Updates to the OHA Health Care Interpreting Certification Program

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has updated its application form to match the requirements of the latest Health Care interpreting law. There have been changes to the following items: Language proficiency level required Certification exams accepted Background checks… 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

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

How can I become a licensed translator or interpreter in Oregon?

Recently, one of our readers asked this question and we thought others might benefit from this answer. In Oregon, the steps to obtaining health care interpreting certification are listed here while information on becoming a certified court interpreter is… 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

How to work with an interpreter

Both interpreters and users of interpreter services can take proactive steps to ensure that a session stays on track. Professional interpreters follow certain protocols to ensure this, and users of interpreting services can elicit these protocols when they… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More