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PDFWAC 388-02-0145

What requirements apply to the use of interpreters?

(1) Interpreters must:
(a) Use the interpretive mode that the parties, the hearing impaired person the interpreter and the ALJ consider the most accurate and effective;
(b) Interpret statements made by the parties and the ALJ;
(c) Not disclose information about the hearing without the written consent of the parties; and
(d) Not comment on the hearing or give legal advice.
(2) The ALJ must allow enough time for all interpretations to be made and understood.
(3) The ALJ may video tape a hearing and use it as the official transcript for hearings involving a hearing impaired person.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020. WSR 00-18-059, ยง 388-02-0145, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]
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