December 15, 2017

CA DWC Posts Revised Interpreter Services Regulations for 2nd 15-day Comment Period

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has modified the proposed Interpreter Services regulations. DWC posted the modified regulation text and forms on the DWC website and electronically distributed the second 15-day notice of modification to interested parties. Members of the public may comment on the modifications until 5 p.m. on June 14.

The proposed modifications include:

  • A new subdivision to allow certification by passing the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (National Board) exam.
  • Requiring recertification as set forth by Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) or the National Board.
  • Revising section 9795.5 to state that certified interpreters for the purposes of medical treatment appointments and medical legal exams are listed in the CCHI and National Board website directories.
  • A new subdivision that requires a certified interpreter for the purposes of medical treatment appointments and medical legal exams who is not listed on the CCHI or National Board registry to provide proof of certification to the claims administrator upon request.

The notice, text of the regulations, and forms can be found here.

Source: CA DWC

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