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The American Translators Association offers the following publications to help clients find the right translator or interpreter for their needs and avoid common pitfalls:

 

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Further Reading

    • Employee vs independent contractor status, as explained by the EDD
    • Executive Order 13166 of August 11, 2000: improving access to services for persons with limited English proficiency
      Guidelines on providing qualified interpreters in healthcare settings: The American Hospital Association (www.aha.org) document called: Consent Manual (provides an explanation that references Title VI, Title 22, State & Federal laws, as well as mandates by the JACHO - Joint Accreditation Commission of Healthcare Organizations)
    • California Healthcare Interpreting Association Standards (CHIA) for Healthcare Interpreters, available for download in Spanish

 

The American Translators Association offers the following publications and blog to help clients find the right translator or interpreter for their needs and avoid common pitfalls: