What requirements apply to hearing decisions involving limited English-speaking parties?
(1) When an interpreter is used at a hearing, the ALJ must explain that the decision is written in English but that a party using an interpreter may contact the interpreter for an oral translation of the decision at no cost to you.
(2) Interpreters must provide a telephone number where they can be reached. This number must be attached to any decision or order mailed to the parties.
(3) OAH or BOA must mail a copy of a decision or order to the interpreter for use in oral translation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020
. WSR 00-18-059, § 388-02-0150, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]