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 are now required
- Hours of interpreting experience required
- Continuing education requirements
This document explains the rationale for the changes.
This document lists the requirements for Qualified and Certified Health Care Interpreters in Oregon.
This page has the links to the current application forms.
These links were verified on September 21, 2016
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 Public Hearing will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2016 at the OHA Transformation Center, 421 SW Oak, Suite 775, Portland, OR 97204.
All written public comments should be submitted to:
Keely L. West, J.D.
Policy, Records, Rules and
Internal Litigation Coordinator
Fiscal and Operations Division
500 Summer St. NE, E-20
Salem, OR 97302
Equity and Policy Manager
Office of Equity and Inclusion
3.15 Rules For Notice
When the announcement is posted online, we will post that link on this blog post.