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WAC 182-526-0150

Hearing decisions involving limited-English-proficient parties.

(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 translation 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.
[Statutory Authority: 2011 1st sp.s. c 15 § 53, chapters 74.09, 34.05 RCW, and 10-08 WAC. WSR 13-02-007, § 182-526-0150, filed 12/19/12, effective 2/1/13.]
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